Acute Pyelonephritis
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about the patient with acute pyelonephritis – the signs and symptoms, risk factors, complicating factors, possible complications, epidemiology, pathophysiology, plan of care, and patient education.

Course Publication Date: April 16, 2018

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:APY041218
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • Describe the symptoms of pyelonephritis (kidney infection).
  • Discuss where pyelonephritis usually starts.
  • Name four factors that increase the risk of a kidney infection.
  • List two possible results of acute pyelonephritis that is not treated promptly.
  • Discuss the epidemiology and pathophysiology of acute pyelonephritis.
  • Describe the plan of care for this kind of patient.
  • List three methods to be used in patient education for the prevention of pyelonephritis.
  • Identify treatments for pyelonephritis with a focus on efficacy, side effects, patient outcome, and cost-effectiveness.


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