List of Contributors vii
1 The History of Dialysis and Transplantation 1
2 Applied Anatomy and Physiology and the Renal Disease Process 21
3 Patient and Carer Involvement in Renal Nursing Care, Education, and Research 59
4 Psychological Perspectives 81
5 Acute Kidney Injury 105
6 Chronic Kidney Disease 127
7 Investigations in Kidney Disease 147
8 Haemodialysis 179
9 Peritoneal Dialysis 235
10 Renal Transplantation 277
11 Nondialytic Options and the Role of Palliative Care 335
12 Renal Care in Infancy, Childhood, and Early Adulthood 349
13 Renal Nutrition 367
14 Quality Improvement in Kidney Care 413
Now in its fifth edition, Renal Nursing continues to be the essential evidence-based guide to nephrology and kidney care for nurses and allied health care professionals. This comprehensive text examines the stages of chronic kidney disease, pre-dialysis care, acute kidney injury, renal replacement therapy, renal nutrition, renal care in children and young people and more.
• Offers thorough coverage of all major aspects of kidney care
• Includes updated content on current practice, changes in policies, care and management, with the latest research evidence and current NICE guidance on renal replacement therapy
• Has an innovative chapter on patient and public involvement in kidney care
Renal Nursing is an indispensable resource for nurses working in nephrology, dialysis and transplantation, nurses in post-registration renal courses, student nurses in renal wards, specialist renal dietitians, pharmacists and other allied health professionals in related fields.
Nicola Thomas is Professor of Kidney Care, London South Bank University, London, UK.