Author: Nicola Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 1616Renal Nursing is a comprehensive evidence-based guide tonursing in the field of nephrology and kidney care. This fullyupdated fourth edition discusses the stages of chronic kidneydisease, prevention and early management, pre-dialysis care,haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, transplantation,investigations and nutrition. It also includes keyinformation on renal care in infancy, childhood and earlyadolescence. The underlying anatomy, physiology and psychology ofkidney disease are reviewed in depth, along with the skillsand knowledge required to provide support, treatment andhigh-quality care. Special features: Fully grounded in the NHS National Service Framework for renalservices New chapter on patient involvement in renal care Content and references fully updated to reflect changes inpolicies, evidence, care and management Begins with the basics and covers all the vital materialrequired by anyone working in renal care Renal Nursing is an ideal reference text for nursesundertaking post-registration renal courses, student nursesundertaking a placement in a renal ward, specialist renaldietitians, pharmacists and other professions allied tomedicine.