Renal Nursing is a comprehensive evidence-based guide to nursing in the field of nephrology and kidney care. This fully updated fourth edition discusses the stages of chronic kidney disease, prevention and early management, pre-dialysis care, haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, transplantation, investigations and nutrition. It also includes key information on renal care in infancy, childhood and early adolescence. The underlying anatomy, physiology and psychology of kidney disease are reviewed in depth, along with the skills and knowledge required to provide support, treatment and high-quality care. Special features: * Fully grounded in the NHS National Service Framework for renal services * New chapter on patient involvement in renal care * Content and references fully updated to reflect changes in policies, evidence, care and management * Begins with the basics and covers all the vital material required by anyone working in renal care Renal Nursing is an ideal reference text for nurses undertaking post-registration renal courses, student nurses undertaking a placement in a renal ward, specialist renal dietitians, pharmacists and other professions allied to medicine.
Dr Nicola Thomas is an independent renal nursing consultant and senior lecturer at London South Bank University, London, UK.
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 20 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 Muhammad 4 Psychological Perspectives 80 Fiona Murphy 5 Acute Kidney Injury 97 Annette Davies 6 Chronic Kidney Disease 116 Nicola Thomas 7 Investigations in Kidney Disease 136 Althea Mahon 8 Haemodialysis 165 Paul Challinor 9 Peritoneal Dialysis 207 Claire Main 10 Renal Transplantation 249 Victoria Dunsmore 11 Nondialytic Options and the Role of Palliative Care 308 Fliss E.M. Murtagh 12 Renal Care in Infancy, Childhood and Early Adulthood 321 Diane Blyton and Shelley Jepson 13 Renal Nutrition 339 Barbara Engel 14 Quality Improvement in Renal Nursing 382 Nicola Thomas Index 393