Nursing Care for Patients with Rhabdomyolysis


  • Sirakarn Chantachaloempong คณะพยาบาลศาสตร์แมคคอร์มิค มหาวิทยาลัยพายัพ


Nursing care, Rhabdomyolysis, Acute kidney injury


Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome caused by acute destruction or disintegration of skeletal muscle cells. The main cause of rhabdomyolysis is a direct trauma of skeletal muscle. Patients with rhabdomyolysis will have
5-10 times higher level of creatine kinase than normal. Moreover, the clinical symptoms of rhabdomyolysis are muscle pain, muscle weakness, and dark urine, which caused by myoglobinuria. Acute kidney injury is a serious complication of rhabdomyolysis and its mortality rate is high. Early and appropriate medical treatment helps reducing complications, particularly, acute kidney injury. Therefore, theaimsof this paper areto present definition, cause, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care for patients diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis.


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How to Cite

Chantachaloempong, S. (2021). Nursing Care for Patients with Rhabdomyolysis. Journal of Nurses Association of Thailand Northern Office, 27(2), 94–104. Retrieved from



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