Nursing a patient on haemodialysis

Jeremy Levy, Edwina Brown, Christine Daley and Anastasia Lawrence

in Oxford Handbook of Dialysis

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199235285
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598854 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Nursing a patient on haemodialysis

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This chapter explores nursing a patient on haemodialysis, including nursing care of vascular access, pre- and post-operative care of access, cannulation of fistulae, complications of fistulae and their management, grafts, percutaneous tunnelled and temporary vascular catheters, complications of vascular catheters and their management, strategy for improving vascular access, preparation for haemodialysis, initiation of treatment, intradialytic monitoring, discontinuing haemodialysis, post-dialysis evaluation, dialysis machine alarms, psychological care of haemodialysis patients, the dialysis unit, infection on the dialysis unit, and infection control policies.

Chapter.  8753 words. 

Subjects: Nephrology

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