Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel / Edition 7

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This text provides a thorough introduction to dialysis, including a review of fluids and electrolytes, principles of dialysis, patient assessment, medications, nutritional management, transplantation, and the important psychosocial aspects of dialysis therapy. The book's hallmark question-and-answer format and clear explanations streamline learning and facilitate review. Chapters on pediatric hemodialysis, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the elderly, infection control, and management of quality make this a comprehensive resource.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323028714
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/25/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,502,518
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Area Director of Inservice/Program Administrator, Fresenius Medical Care, Akron, OH

University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD

University Hospital; University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

UCLA Medical Center; UCLA School of Nursing, Los Angeles, CA

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Table of Contents

1 The hemodialysis team 1
2 Basic chemistry of body fluids and electrolytes 11
3 Renal physiology and the pathology of renal failure 25
4 Clinical manifestations of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) 38
5 Laboratory data : analysis and interpretation 52
6 Principles of hemodialysis 61
7 Dialyzers, dialysate, and delivery systems 71
8 Water treatment 91
9 Dialyser preparation and reprocessing 110
10 Access to the bloodstream 116
11 Patient and machine monitoring and assessment 137
12 Anticoagulation and heparin administration 159
13 Medication problems and dialysis 168
14 Nutrition management 195
15 Acute renal failure and dialysis 209
16 Transplantation 232
17 Peritoneal dialysis and home dialysis therapies 249
18 Diabetes and hemodialysis 275
19 Infection control 285
20 Psychosocial aspects of dialysis therapy 301
21 Pediatric hemodialysis 312
22 End-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the elderly 323
23 Management of quality in dialysis care 329
App. A Nephrology organizations and resources 334
App. B SI unit conversion factors for clinical chemistry values used in hemodialysis 340
App. C Sodium and potassium content of selected foods 343
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2010

    Purchased as a study guide for the Hemodialysis Certification Exam

    I was extremely pleased with this purchase. It is written in easy to understand terms and it definitely helped me understand the dynamics of dialysis. This book would also be good for a new patient of dialysis who wanted to learn more about kidney disease. I would recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2008

    excellent book

    I purchased this book at Barns and Noble Florida in 2007 when I was about to commence training,The head nurse in my unit had also recommended this book for new staff. I cherish this book because it is so straight forward and very informative.

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