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Renal Nursing. 4th Edition

  • ID: 2561417
  • Book
  • January 2014
  • Region: Global
  • 418 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Renal Nursing is a comprehensive evidence–based guide to nursing in the field of nephrology and kidney care. This fully updated fourth edition discusses the stages of chronic kidney disease, prevention and early management, pre–dialysis care, haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, transplantation, investigations and nutrition.  It also includes key information on renal care in infancy, childhood and early adolescence. The underlying anatomy, physiology and psychology of kidney disease are reviewed in depth, along with key skills and knowledge required to provide support, treatment and high–quality care.

 Special features:

  • Fully grounded in the NHS National Service Framework for renal services
  • New chapter on patient involvement in renal care
  • Content and references fully updated to reflect changes in policies, evidence, care and management
  • Begins with the basics and covers all the vital material required by anyone working in renal care

Renal Nursing is an ideal reference text for nurses undertaking post–registration renal courses, student nurses undertaking a placement in a renal ward, specialist renal dieticians, pharmacists and other professions allied to medicine.

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Contributors vii

Foreword ix

Preface xi

1 The History of Dialysis and Transplantation 1
Nicola Thomas

2 Applied Anatomy and Physiology and the Renal Disease Process 20
Charlotte Chalmers

3 Patient and Carer Involvement in Renal Nursing Care, Education and Research 59
Ratna Das, Brian Gracey, Linda Gracey, Fiona Loud and Shahid Muhammad

4 Psychological Perspectives 80
Fiona Murphy

5 Acute Kidney Injury 97
Annette Davies

6 Chronic Kidney Disease 116
Nicola Thomas

7 Investigations in Kidney Disease 136
Althea Mahon

8 Haemodialysis 165
Paul Challinor

9 Peritoneal Dialysis 207
Claire Main

10 Renal Transplantation 249
Victoria Dunsmore

11 Nondialytic Options and the Role of Palliative Care 308
Fliss E.M. Murtagh

12 Renal Care in Infancy, Childhood and Early Adulthood 321
Diane Blyton and Shelley Jepson

13 Renal Nutrition 339
Barbara Engel

14 Quality Improvement in Renal Nursing 382
Nicola Thomas

Index 393

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Nicola Thomas
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