Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-04-21
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science
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Keeping you current with the latest in dialysis treatment and equipment, Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel, 8th Edition provides a practical introduction to dialysis and an excellent review for the certification exam. It assumes no prior knowledge of patient care, nursing procedures, or dialysis principles, using a question-and-answer format to discuss the basic principles, basic diseases, and basic problems found in the treatment of kidney patients by dialysis. Dialysis expert Judy Kallenbach writes in a clear, easy-to-read style, explaining topics such as the chemistry of body fluid and electrolytes, renal failure, nutrition, infection control, and the important psychosocial aspects of dialysis treatment. Easy-to-understand language introduces new terms and concepts, not assuming prior knowledge of dialysis. A question-and-answer format makes information easy to find and easy to read. Comprehensive coverage provides the knowledge needed to care for dialysis patients and to prepare for the certification exam, with topics including a review of fluid and electrolytes, transplantation, infection control, and the important psychosocial aspects of dialysis treatment. More than 60 illustrations depict all aspects of dialysis treatment and care. A multidisciplinary approach includes a chapter on the different roles in the hemodialysis team, describing how dialysis care is coordinated and what patients go through during their treatment. Coverage of the entire lifespan helps in caring for patients of different ages, including separate chapters on pediatric hemodialysis and end-stage renal disease in the elderly. A discussion of home dialysis therapies prepares#xA0;you for a time when cost cutting may lead to a wider use of home dialysis treatment. Useful appendices offer quick reference to organizations and resources, pound-to-kilogram conversions, a glossary, and more. New Math Calculations chapter helps in accurately programming goals for dialysis patients. New Test Taking Guidelines chapter offers tips and strategies to prepare you for the certification exam. Updated coverage includes the latest on water treatment, infection control, patient assessment, and the plan of care, with additional information on the management of quality and professional boundaries. Coverage of revised regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updates the requirements for reimbursement for services provided to federally insured patients, with changes in areas such as patient safety, infection control, water and dialysate quality, facility design, patient care, patient plan of care, performance improvement, and personnel qualifications.

Table of Contents

The Hemodialysis Teamp. 1
History of Dialysisp. 12
Basic Chemistry of Body Fluids and Electrolytesp. 17
Renal Physiology and the Pathology of Renal Failurep. 30
Clinical Manifestations of Chronic Kidney Diseasep. 44
Dialyzers, Dialysate, and Delivery Systemsp. 58
Principles of Hemodialysisp. 79
Water Treatmentp. 90
Dialyzer Preparation and Reprocessingp. 108
Infection Controlp. 115
Anticoagulation and Heparin Administrationp. 133
Access to the Bloodstreamp. 141
Patient and Machine Monitoring and Assessmentp. 164
Nutrition Managementp. 185
Laboratory Data: Analysis and Interpretationp. 201
Diabetes and Hemodialysisp. 210
Medication Problems and Dialysisp. 220
Acute Kidney Injury and Dialysisp. 246
Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Dialysis Therapiesp. 270
Transplantationp. 294
Pediatric Hemodialysisp. 311
Chronic Kidney Disease in the Elderlyp. 323
Psychosocial Aspects of Dialysis Therapyp. 329
Management of Quality in Dialysis Carep. 340
Basic Math Calculationsp. 348
Test Taking Guidelinesp. 357
Nephrology Organizations and Resourcesp. 361
Sodium and Potassium Content of Selected Foodsp. 367
Calculation of Body Mass Indexp. 375
ISMP's List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designationsp. 377
References and Recommended Readingsp. 383
Glossaryp. 393
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