NURSES ONLY-Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel, 9th Edition

Author: Kallenbach, MSN, RN, CNN
Publisher: Elsevier Mosby
Date Published: 2016
Pages: 432
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2021

You can purchase this course as one 30 hour quiz or as two 15 contact hour quizzes.

This course is for NURSES ONLY

The original expiration date for this course was January 31, 2019. The course has been reviewed and the date extended. The expiration date is now December 31, 2021.

Get a practical introduction to dialysis and an excellent review for the certification exam! Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel, 9th Edition uses a concise Q&A format to cover the principles, diseases, and problems of dialysis treatment for kidney failure. Comprehensive without being overwhelming, this book assumes no prior knowledge of dialysis procedures. Two new chapters and five updated chapters keep you current with the latest in dialysis treatment and equipment. Dialysis expert Judy Kallenbach provides clear, easy-to-read guidelines that will apply to every member of the dialysis team, from technicians and nurses to social workers and kidney patients.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage provides the complete knowledge needed to care for dialysis patients and to prepare for the certification exam, with topics including a review of body fluids and electrolytes, infection control, transplantation, and the important psychosocial aspects of dialysis treatment.
  • Easy-to-understand style introduces new terms and concepts without assuming prior knowledge of dialysis.
  • Question-and-answer format makes learning easier and information easier to find.
  • Coverage of the entire lifespan helps in caring for patients of different ages, including separate chapters on pediatric hemodialysis and end-stage renal disease in the elderly.
  • Coverage of home dialysis therapies prepares technicians for the use of home dialysis treatment as a possible cost-cutting measure.
  • More than 70 illustrations depict all aspects of dialysis treatment and care.
  • A multidisciplinary approach includes a chapter on the different roles in the hemodialysis team, describing how dialysis care is coordinated and what patients go through during their treatment.
  • Useful appendices offer quick reference to the sodium and potassium content of various foods, the calculation of body mass index, nephrology organizations and resources, a glossary, and more.


1. The Hemodialysis Team

2. History of Dialysis

3. Basic Chemistry of Body Fluids and Electrolytes

4. Renal Physiology and the Pathology of Renal Failure

5. Clinical Manifestations of Chronic Kidney Disease

6. Dialyzers, Dialysate, and Delivery Systems

7. Principles of Hemodialysis

8. Water Treatment

9. Dialyzer Preparation and Reprocessing

10. Infection Control

11. Anticoagulation and Heparin Administration

12. Access to the Bloodstream

13. Patient and Machine Monitoring and Assessment

14. Nutrition Management

15. Laboratory Data: Analysis and Interpretation

16. Diabetes and Hemodialysis

17. Medication Problems and Dialysis

18. Acute Kidney Injury and Dialysis

19. Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Dialysis Therapies

20. Transplantation

21. Pediatric Hemodialysis

22. Chronic Kidney Disease and the Elderly

23. Psychosocial Aspects of Dialysis Therapy

24. Patient Education  

NEW! 25. Management of Quality in Dialysis Care

26. Preceptor Basics  

NEW! 27. Basic Math Calculations 

28. Test Taking Guidelines

Please note:  The (Onlinereading material for this quiz is not transferable.