News and practice for renal nurse specialists
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 is a common but serious disorder. Knowing how it can develop enables prevention and early detection, leading to better outcomes for patients.
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.
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.
This study investigated the causes of stress among both nurses and doctors working in a busy renal setting, and methods used to reduce stress
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended the use of axitinib (Inlyta) for treating kidney cancer by the NHS.
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).
A new drug for treating advanced kidney cancer has been backed in draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
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.
A free online learning unit launched today aims to educate nursing staff in preventing avoidable harm from dehydration.
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 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