News and practice for renal nurse specialists
This study investigated the causes of stress among both nurses and doctors working in a busy renal setting, and methods used to reduce stress
Many signs and symptoms of disease in older patients are attributed to old age without further investigation, leading to conditions being undiagnosed and untreated
Glomerular filtration rate and levels of electrolytes, urea and creatinine give a strong indication of kidney function and can guide treatment
Dehydration impacts negatively on patient health and can have a fatal outcome. A check of the oral mucosa can give nurses an indication of whether a patient is at risk
Rare renal conditions cause structural and functional abnormalities of the kidneys, and have varying effects on patient morbidity
There are “striking” geographical variations in the numbers of people who donate kidneys after they die, a new study has found.
Just over half of Nursing Times readers who answered a snap web poll last week say they are not confident they would recognise the signs and symptoms of acute kidney injury.
A new law creating the first opt-opt organ donation system in the UK is to be rubber-stamped at a special ceremony on September 10.
Thousands of hospital patients are dying needlessly every year from kidney problems that could be treated, according to new NHS guidance.
More than 650 lives a year could be saved if there was full take-up of NHS health checks, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
After working in war-torn Iraq, Kate Cowhig set up a recruitment firm to give other nurses opportunities to work abroad.
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Fluid balance is maintaining the correct amount of fluid in the body. It is the continuance of the fluid input and output of the body. Fluid balance can alter with disease and illness.