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Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel

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.


Published: April 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09566-2


  • 1. The Dialysis Team

    2. History of Dialysis  NEW!

    3. Clinical Manifestations of Renal Failure

    4. Renal Physiology and the Pathophysiology of Renal Failure

    5. Basic Chemistry of Body Fluids and Electrolytes

    6. Principles of Hemodialysis

    7. Water Treatment

    8. Dialyzers, Dialysate, and Delivery Systems

    9. Dialyzer Preparation and Reprocessing

    10. Psychosocial Aspects of Dialysis Therapy

    11. Nutritional Management

    12. Diabetes and Hemodialysis

    13. Laboratory Data -- Analysis and Interpretation

    14. Medications and Dialysis

    15. Anticoagulation and Heparin Administration

    16. Access to the Bloodstream

    17. Infection Control and Universal Precautions

    18. The Hemodialysis Treatment

    19. Acute Renal Failure and Home Dialysis Therapies

    20 Transplantation

    21. Peritoneal Dialysis and Other Dialysis Therapies

    22. Pediatric Hemodialysis

    23. Chronic Kidney Disease in the Elderly

    24. Management of Quality in Dialysis Care

    25. Math Calculations  NEW!

    26. Test Taking Guidelines  NEW!

    References and Recommended Readings

    Nephrology Organizations and Resources


    A. SI Units Conversion Factors for Clinical Chemistry Values Used in Hemodialysis

    B. Conversion Table: Pounds to Kilograms of Body Weight

    C. Sodium and Potassium Content of Selected Foods




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