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.
Nursing Standard. 21, 10,48-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.11.21.10.48.c6381
Published in print: 15 November 2006Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review