To ensure optimum care for a patient with acute glomerulonephritis, the nurse's priority intervention should include:


•Sodium and fluid intake should be limited due to edema and fluid retention.

•Glomerulonephritis comprises a specific set of renal diseases that causes inflammation and proliferation of glomerular tissue.

•Acute glomerulonephritis is often caused by a streptococcal infection such as impetigo or strep throat.

•Protein is restricted for those with severe azotemia if there is no evidence of malnutrition.

•Although providing scheduled rest periods and and encouraging active participation in care should be included in the plan of care, it is not a priority.

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