Chronic kidney disease: risk factors, assessment and nursing care
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Chronic kidney disease: risk factors, assessment and nursing care

Avril Redmond Clinical education facilitator, Haemodialysis unit, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast
Heather McClelland Team leader, Haemodialysis unit, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast

This article provides an overview of chronic kidney disease in adults and outlines nursing management in primary and secondary care. Patient assessment, including the stages of chronic kidney disease, common causes and risk factors, are also discussed.

Correspondence avril.redmond@bch.n-i.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 21, 10,48-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.11.21.10.48.c6381

Published in print: 15 November 2006

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review