This book offers a practical approach to guide nurses in the art and science of renal care. It is holistic as well as technical therapeutic and compassionate in its approach. Acute and chronic renal failure renal osteodystrophy and other selected diseases are comprehensively discussed. The nurse's role with regard to specific treatments such as peritoneal dialysis haemodialysis plasma exchange and haemoperfusion as well as organ transplantation procedures are discussed in detail and a section relating specifically to paediatric care is included. The final section of the book is devoted to the use of complementary therapies and alternative medicine in renal disease. 'The book lays the foundation on which nurses can build their evidence-based practice and knowledge skills and enhance patient care. The aim of this book is to provide a practical holistic guide for nurses to the skills and knowledge required by them to care for their patients. It covers the renal patients experiences both physically and psychologically incorporating the dialysis therapies of acute and chronic failure on to renal transplantation. Nursing renal patients within an acute hospital setting a chronic dialysis unit or a satellite unit places many challenges on the nurse caring for them today. I therefore hope that this book will provide the knowledge needed by those working in the field of renal nursing and that it will be used as a resource in renal units throughout the UK' Avril Redmond Chair of RCN Nephrology Nurses Forum in the Foreword
Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
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1st New edition
31 January 2002
Professional and scholarly
Professional & Vocational
A / AS level
Further / Higher Education
Chronic renal failure. Acute renal failure. Renal osteodystrophy. Selected disease processes. Pharmacology. Investigation of structure and function. An overview of treatment. Vascular access. The extracorporeal circuit. Anticoagulation. Dialysate preparation. Impact of chronic illness. Dialysing the acutely ill patient. Acute complications of haemodialysis. Assessment of therapy. Haemofiltration. Plasma exchange and haemoperfusion. Anatomy and physiology. Initiation and maintenance of therapy. Treatment: modalities modifications and measurement. Complications of therapy. The history of transplantation. Recipient selection and preparation. Donor selection and preparation. The perioperative period. Complications of transplantation. Renal function in the child. Extracorporeal management. Paediatric peritoneal dialysis. Paediatric renal transplantation. Physical and psychological consequences of renal disease in children.
Reviews for Renal Nursing: A Guide to Practice
Significant, well-written, meticulous in its research, and witty, Field's book makes a major contribution to our understanding of religion in Massachusetts during the first third of the nineteenth century and to American intellectual history in general. - Mary Kupiec Cayton, Miami University.