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Advanced Renal Care

Nicola Thomas (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-69320-9
264 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Individuals with renal disease require continuing support and care throughout their lives from renal nurses and other members of the inter-professional renal team.

Advanced Renal Care is for all those who work in nephrology, dialysis and transplantation as it addresses current challenges in caring for those with renal failure, and examines recent trends and likely future developments. The book also explores key issues in staff recruitment and development. It goes beyond the basic texts on renal care by discussing topical issues such as anaemia management, care of older people on dialysis, diabetes and renal failure, infection control and sexual dysfunction in renal disease.

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Table of Contents

Preface v

Contributors vii

1 Current Trends in Renal Care 1
Nicola Thomas

2 The Physiological Basis of Renal Disease 13
Peter Bentley

3 Anaemia Management in Nephrology 27
Karen Jenkins

4 Advances in Haemodialysis 50
Catherine Morgan

5 Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis 68
Althea Mahon

6 Advances in Renal Transplantation 87
Ray Trevitt

7 Care of Older People on Dialysis 111
Jane Bentley

8 Diabetes and Renal Failure 122
Sara Youngman

9Infection Control in Renal Care 134
Judith Hurst

10 Sexual Dysfunction and Renal Disease 143
Martin Steggall and Sandra Gann

11 Issues in Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation for Minority Ethnic Groups 158
Gurch Randhawa

12 Renal Nutrition 167
Debbie Sutton

13 Psychological Care 184
Mike Kelly, Cathal Gallagher and Celia Eggeling

14 Technical Aspects of Dialysis 204
André Stragier

15 Clinical Governance 216
Anne M. Keogh

16 Caring for Staff in Renal Care 231
Cordelia Ashwanden

Index 250

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Author Information

Nicola Thomas has been a renal nurse for over 20 years. She has clinical experience in nephrology, haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis and has taught diploma and degree level renal courses at City University for over ten years. She is currently undertaking a PhD and exploring the ways in which the progression of diabetic nephropathy can be slowed through patient-centred education. In 2001 she was President of the European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association / European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA) and is now Chair of the EDTNA/ERCA Education Board.
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The Wiley Advantage

* Examines national and international initiatives
* Draws on evidence-based best practice
* Examines recent trends and future developments in dialysis and transplantation
* Explores the impact of clinical governance
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'Nicola Thomas has been successful in editing a text that assists the senior clinician...This text will make an excellent addition to the library of any renal clinician and any renal unit'

Renal Society of Australia Journal

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