Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel

ISBN-10: 0323077021
ISBN-13: 9780323077026
Edition: 8th 2012
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Book details

Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 4/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

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.

The Hemodialysis Team
History of Dialysis
Basic Chemistry of Body Fluids and Electrolytes
Renal Physiology and the Pathology of Renal Failure
Clinical Manifestations of Chronic Kidney Disease
Dialyzers, Dialysate, and Delivery Systems
Principles of Hemodialysis
Water Treatment
Dialyzer Preparation and Reprocessing
Infection Control
Anticoagulation and Heparin Administration
Access to the Bloodstream
Patient and Machine Monitoring and Assessment
Nutrition Management
Laboratory Data: Analysis and Interpretation
Diabetes and Hemodialysis
Medication Problems and Dialysis
Acute Kidney Injury and Dialysis
Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Dialysis Therapies
Transplantation
Pediatric Hemodialysis
Chronic Kidney Disease in the Elderly
Psychosocial Aspects of Dialysis Therapy
Management of Quality in Dialysis Care
Basic Math Calculations
Test Taking Guidelines
Appendixes
Nephrology Organizations and Resources
Sodium and Potassium Content of Selected Foods
Calculation of Body Mass Index
ISMP's List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designations
References and Recommended Readings
Glossary

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