Principles and Practice of Renal Nursing

Author: Challinor, Paul

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  • ISBN: 9780748733316
  • Author: Challinor, Paul
  • Publ Date: 1998-06-27
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  • Pages: 320
  • Imprint: NELSON *
  • Status: O/P
  • ID - 68746

Table of Contents :

Fundamentals of nephrology nursing; psychological issues in renal failure; renal physiology; acute renal failure; principles of haemodialysis; vascular access in dialysis; complications of dialysis; dietary and fluid considerations for the haemodialysis patient; principles of peritoneal dialysis; complications and nursing interventions associated with peritoneal dialysis; dietary and fluid consideration for the peritoneal-dialysis patient; adequacy of dialysis; community care of the dialysis patient; patient education; organ donation; renal failure in childhood and adolescence.


Early chapters address the underlying scientific principles of renal physiology and dialysis, and consider the differing physical and psychological needs of the renal patient. Detailed guidance on the appropriate nursing procedures is also given.


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