Author: Sametria McCammon, MSPH, and Sharon Morgan, MSN, RN, NP-C
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Education is a valuable tool for advancing your nursing career.
This special guide explains how to choose the right educational option for you, how to become a nurse educator or an advanced practice nurse, and how to land your dream job after completing your additional education.
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Author: Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; April Kapu, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Briana Witherspoon, DNP, ACNP-BC; Lauren Oliver, MSN, ACNP-BC; Jayme Gibson, MSN, ACNP-BC; Haley Vance, DNP, CPNP-AC; Janet M. Myers, DNP, FNP/GNPBC; Roslyn Green, MSN, AG-ACNP-BC; Ann Minnick, PhD, RN, FAAN; Pierce Trumbo, BA; and Wade Iams, MD
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Author: Katherine Sullivan, PhD, RN, CEN, CTN-A; Anissa Guzman, PhD, RN, CNS; and Danielle Lancellotti, MA
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Which diagnostic biomarker is detectable in the urine within 12 hours after renal tubular cells are injured?
a. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin
b. Cystatin C
c. Tissue inhibitor metalloproteinase-2
d. Glomerular filtration rate
Answer to Quiz Time: c. Tissue inhibitor metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) appears in the urine within 12 hours after renal tubular cells are injured from ischemia or sepsis. In one study, urinary TIMP-2 testing showed certain patients had seven times the risk of developing acute kidney injury.
Learn more by reading the continuing nursing education article “Acute kidney injury: Causes, phases, and early detection.”