Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel, 8th Edition

Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel

8th Edition

By Judith Z. Kallenbach, MSN, RN, CNN, Area Director of Inservice/Program Administrator, Fresenius Medical Care, Akron, OH

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