The nurse is assessing a patient with chronic renal failure (CRF). Which assessment finding would the nurse look for?

Uremia

Explanation

• Uremia is the build up of nitrogenous waste products due to the kidneys inability to excrete

• Acidosis is more likely to develop than alkalosis due to the kidneys inability to excrete hydrogen

• Anemia compared to polycythemia would result because of the diminished production of erythropoietin

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