Dialysis (part 2): haemodialysis
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Dialysis (part 2): haemodialysis

Paula Ormandy Senior Research Sister for the Nephrology Service, Renal Unit, Hope Hospital, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust

This second article on dialysis aims to develop the nurse’s knowledge of haemodialysis, a treatment option for patients with chronic renal failure, and develop an understanding of the pressures associated with long-term treatment. It relates to UKCC Professional Development categories Practice development and Reducing risk

Continuing Education articles are run in conjunction with the Royal College of Nursing Institute to help you earn Continuing Education Points (CEPs). All you have to do is read through the article, follow the instructions in the Time Out boxes, then answer the assessment questions that follow. Fill in the answer sheet and return it to the Freepost address with your fee by February 26, 1998.

Nursing Standard. 11, 23, 48-56. doi: 10.7748/ns.11.23.48.s54

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