Handbook of Dialysis, Fifth Edition

Author: John T. Daugirdas, MD, FACP, FASN, et al.
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Date Published: 2015
Pages: 776 plus appendices
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

Please note that this course is designed for experienced nephrology nurses, especially those certified in this field. 

Handbook of Dialysis is the go-to source for current data and recommendations on diagnosis and patient management of all aspects of dialysis therapy.

The practical and evidence-based content is authored by international dialysis experts who address a range of topics, including screening predialysis patients and preparing them for renal replacement therapy, how to do hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, followed by chapters focusing on problem areas frequently encountered in dialysis patients. This book is ideal for nephrologists faced with the practical issues of providing dialysis care in both acute and chronic settings as well as for nephrology nurses who want a deeper understanding of dialysis procedures and the challenges often encountered in these often difficult to manage patients. The text summarizes new findings and treatment options that have come into use since the last edition.


  • New expanded coverage of vascular access placement and management
  • New discussion of urgent start peritoneal dialysis
  • New updated section on home and intensive hemodialysis therapies
  • Coverage of topics including: predialysis CKD; hemodialysis, including home hemodialysis and hemodiafiltration and treatment of poisoning; peritoneal dialysis, including physiology, prescription, and management of complications; and special problem areas frequently encountered in these patients, including psychosocial issues, nutrition, diabetes, hypertension, hematologic abnormalities, infections, mineral bone disorder, dialysis in infants and children, cardiovascular diseases, obstetrics and gynecology in dialysis patients, and nervous system and sleep disorders

Feedback from Pilot Study Nurses

  • Textbook is very advanced, detailed and technical in nature. A wealth of information and a great reference to have on hand in inpatient dialysis units.
  • This course would not be a good choice for nurses who are new to dialysis. It would probably be overwhelming.
  • Excellent text - will be my "go to" reference for all things renal.
  • The textbook is very good. I wish it was available 20 years ago when I was doing dialysis on critically ill patients. The text was also not an easy read.
  • I genuinely like this text. It is not an easy read, but it is comprehensive. I have some hemodialysis experience, and I feel the textbook would have been wonderful to have as a resource when I was learning. Experience is a good instructor but much slower than a great textbook.
  • I have a new respect for dialysis nurses who require a vast amount of knowledge related to interpretation of labs and what solutions are needed for correction of abnormal.
  • These (books) are always very informative; I have 17 years of dialysis experience and continue to learn by reading these books

Your book purchase includes an eBook version created for Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, & Mac.

This eBook features:

  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • A powerful search tool that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick-reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

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