Get a practical introduction to dialysis and an excellent review for the certification exam! Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel, 9th Edition uses a concise Q&A format to cover the principles, diseases, and problems of dialysis treatment for kidney failure. Comprehensive without being overwhelming, this book assumes no prior knowledge of dialysis procedures. Two new chapters and five updated chapters keep you current with the latest in dialysis treatment and equipment. Dialysis expert Judy Kallenbach provides clear, easy-to-read guidelines that will apply to every member of the dialysis team, from technicians and nurses to social workers and kidney patients.
1. The Hemodialysis Team 2. History of Dialysis 3. Basic Chemistry of Body Fluids and Electrolytes 4. Renal Physiology and the Pathology of Renal Failure 5. Clinical Manifestations of Chronic Kidney Disease 6. Dialyzers, Dialysate, and Delivery Systems 7. Principles of Hemodialysis 8. Water Treatment 9. Dialyzer Preparation and Reprocessing 10. Infection Control 11. Anticoagulation and Heparin Administration 12. Access to the Bloodstream 13. Patient and Machine Monitoring and Assessment 14. Nutrition Management 15. Laboratory Data: Analysis and Interpretation 16. Diabetes and Hemodialysis 17. Medication Problems and Dialysis 18. Acute Kidney Injury and Dialysis 19. Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Dialysis Therapies 20. Transplantation 21. Pediatric Hemodialysis 22. Chronic Kidney Disease and the Elderly 23. Psychosocial Aspects of Dialysis Therapy 24. Patient Education NEW! 25. Management of Quality in Dialysis Care 26. Preceptor Basics NEW! 27. Basic Math Calculations 28. Test Taking Guidelines Appendixes A: Nephrology Organizations and Resources B: Sodium and Potassium Content of Selected Foods C: High Phosphorus Food to Limit or Avoid NEW! D: Calculation of Body Mass Index E: ISMP's List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designations F: Dialysis Lab Tests At a Glance NEW! Bibliography Glossary