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Renal Nursing. Care and Management of People with Kidney Disease. Edition No. 5

  • ID: 5226798
  • Book
  • August 2019
  • 456 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Now in its fifth edition, Renal Nursing continues to be the essential evidence-based guide to nephrology and kidney care for nurses and allied health care professionals. This comprehensive text examines the stages of chronic kidney disease, pre-dialysis care, acute kidney injury, renal replacement therapy, renal nutrition, renal care in children and young people and more. 

  • Offers thorough coverage of all major aspects of kidney care
  • Includes updated content on current practice, changes in policies, care and management, with the latest research evidence and current NICE guidance on renal replacement therapy
  • Has an innovative chapter on patient and public involvement in kidney care

Renal Nursing is an indispensable resource for nurses working in nephrology, dialysis and transplantation, nurses in post-registration renal courses, student nurses in renal wards, specialist renal dietitians, pharmacists and other allied health professionals in related fields.

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List of 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 21
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 Nazir Muhammad

4 Psychological Perspectives 81
Fiona Murphy

5 Acute Kidney Injury 105
Marissa Dainton

6 Chronic Kidney Disease 127
Nicola Thomas

7 Investigations in Kidney Disease 147
Althea Mahon

8 Haemodialysis 179
Catherine Fielding

9 Peritoneal Dialysis 235
Linsey Worsey

10 Renal Transplantation 277
Victoria Dunsmore

11 Nondialytic Options and the Role of Palliative Care 335
Helen R. Noble, Claire Carswell and Ian Walsh

12 Renal Care in Infancy, Childhood, and Early Adulthood 349
Diane Blyton and Shelley Jepson

13 Renal Nutrition 367
Barbara Engel and Pearl Pugh

14 Quality Improvement in Kidney Care 413
Nicola Thomas

Index 423

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Nicola Thomas St Bartholemew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University.
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