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Renal Failure to the Left of Me, Dailysis to the Right of Me

Here I go again.

Paramedic training did not prepare me for the increasing number of patients I encounter with kidney failure. According to the CDC in 2000 more than 26 million American adults had Chronic Kidney Disease. Did you know that high blood pressure and diabetes are the leading causes of chronic kidney disease? I just learned that fact and many others from these two websites.

World Kidney Day

CDC Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative

A CE Lesson, from flight nurse and ICU RN, Joe Redding introduces assessment and treatment of patients with kidney failure. There is an ALS and BLS version available. Contact us for information on how your organization can access the content in this CECBEMS approved CE lesson.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.