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Principles of Dialysis

Authors:  Joanne D Pittard MS, RN & John R De Palma, MD, FACP

Earn (30) Contact Hours

Hemodialysis Nursing by Joanne D Pittard MS, RNThis monograph* updated to the 3rd edition, reviews the principles of dialysis therapy for treating patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Covered are acute and chronic  renal failure, principles of hemodialysis, application of diffusion and ultrafiltration, dialysate solution, dialyzers, the hemodialysis system, the hemodialysis prescription, dialysis dose, access to the circulation, anticoagulation therapy, and alternative therapies. This monograph features more than 50 illustrations, formulas, graphs and tables. Included is an extensive glossary of terms. Also, included is the post test for this monograph.

ISBN 1‐892265‐06‐0. 3rd Edition 2006.

$100.00 plus $15.00 S & H. California Residents please add 10.25% state tax to purchase price.

How to Receive Thirty (30) Contact Hours:

  1. Read the objectives, introduction and the entire monograph.
  2. Take the Dialysate post-test located in the back of this book. Fill in your answers on the enclosed Scantron answer form using a #2 pencil. Do NOT use ink. We have converted all post-test answers to the Scantron format.

  3. Fill in the required information on the registration form located after the posttest. Please complete the monograph evaluation on this form.

  4. You will be notified of your test results in 4 weeks or less. If you pass, Hemodialysis, Inc. will award a certificate for earned contact hours. If you fail the test, you may submit another answer form within thirty (30) days with no surcharges.

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    1.   Mail the 1) original registration form and 2) Scantron answer form to the publisher within two (2) years of purchase of the monograph.

* A monograph is a writing, either in essay or book length, on a single or specific subject.