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Renal Nursing

News and practice for renal nurse specialists

The thirst sensation diminishes with age

Detecting dehydration in older people: useful tests Subscription Required

Older people are at increased risk of dehydration, and many screening and diagnostic tests are used to identify the condition. This article assesses their value.

Acute kidney injury: prevention and recognition

Acute kidney injury: prevention and recognition Subscription Required

Acute kidney injury is a common but serious disorder. Knowing how it can develop enables prevention and early detection, leading to better outcomes for patients.

Interruptions on drug rounds cause errors

Reducing nurse medicine administration errors Subscription Required

Drug administration errors by nurses are a common cause of patient harm. Simple steps can be taken to cut distractions and improve nurses’ skills in calculating doses.

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Managing and treating chronic kidney disease

Managing and treating chronic kidney disease Subscription Required

Chronic kidney disease is irreversible, but management and treatment options are available to help patients self-manage the condition and maintain their quality of life.

Stress and coping strategies in renal staff

Stress and coping strategies in renal staff Subscription Required

This study investigated the causes of stress among both nurses and doctors working in a busy renal setting, and methods used to reduce stress

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NICE backs drug as second-line option for kidney cancer

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended the use of axitinib (Inlyta) for treating kidney cancer by the NHS.

NICE backs drug for rare life-threatening blood disorder

NICE backs drug for rare life-threatening blood disorder

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended eculizumab (Soliris) for treating a rare life-threatening blood disorder called atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS).

Kidney Xray anatomy

NICE backs new drug for advanced kidney cancer in draft guidance

A new drug for treating advanced kidney cancer has been backed in draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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NICE sets out standards for treating patients with renal failure

A new quality standard that sets out how best to care for adults who need treatment for chronic kidney disease has been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Online training launched to reduce dehydration risk

Nursing Times launches online training to reduce dehydration risk

A free online learning unit launched today aims to educate nursing staff in preventing avoidable harm from dehydration.

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'Nurses must be familiar with acute kidney injury guidelines' Subscription Required

Many years ago I became involved in the care of a young man who had been readmitted to hospital.

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Fluid balance is maintaining the correct amount of fluid in the body.

Fluid Balance Subscription Required

Fluid balance can alter with disease and illness so it important to be aware of how much fluid is in the body, taking steps such as measuring urea and electrolytes levels

Kidney damage 'killing thousands,' study claims

Kidney damage 'killing thousands,' study claims

“Failures in basic hospital care are resulting in more than 1,000 deaths a month from … acute kidney injury,” The Independent reports.

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