End stage renal disease (ESRD) affects every aspect of an individual’s lifestyle. Pharmacologic, dietary, and treatment options and other organ involvement become daily realities for ESRD patients. When ESRD patients are admitted to intensive care units, these realities become concerns for the nurses. This article addresses the considerations that must be included in the nursing interventions for the critically ill ESRD patients
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