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It is late at night, and a patient is admitted to your ward in acute renal failure. Or a woman comes in for a routine renal angiogram. Or the man who recently made the decision to discontinue dialysis slips quietly away. What do you do next? This book has the answers.
If you are involved in caring for people with chronic renal failure, as well as other chronic diseases, this handy guide is a must for you. This practical little book gives the basic information you need to know, and alerts you to those situations when you must call in a senior. It is an essential handbook for anyone on the renal team: doctor, nurse, dietician, social worker, counsellor, educator or expert patient, as well as junior nurses and medical students.
Written by three experts in the field, this will be an invaluable companion, allowing you to approach situations on the renal ward with confidence. And it fits in your pocket, containing all the information in 112 pages!
Table of Contents:
- A ‘fact-file’ of information about the most vital points of nephrology
- Essential links to Renal Association Standards
- Addresses the NSF for renal patients
- The key points highlighted throughout as 72 Vital Points
- ‘Patient education’ sections to help you explain the difficult topics in lay terms
Part 1 Chronic renal failure (CRF)
Part 2 Renal biopsy
Part 3 Renal angiogram
Part 4 Assessment of acute renal failure
Part 5 Management of acute renal failure
Part 6 Nephrotic syndrome
Part 7 Renal bone disease
Part 8 Anaemia and EPO
Part 9 Peritonitis and other problems with PD
Part 10 Vascular access for haemodialysis
Part 11 Complications of haemodialysis catheters
Part 12 Transplants
Part 13 Non-concordance with treatment
Part 14 Death and bereavement
Part 15 Appendix: Hints on prescribing
"Very useful for those looking at people with kidney disease. Its refreshing and original formula will also increase its appeal to readers" Alison MacLeod, Professor in Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen
About the Authors:
Dr Andy Stein MD, FRCP is Consultant Nephrologist and General Physician at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.
Janet Wild RGN is Clinical Education Manager at Baxter Healthcare Renal Division and has been a renal nurse since 1988.
Dr Paul Cook MBBS, MSc, MRCP is Renal Registrar at the Hammersmith Hospital, London.