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Pankti A Gheewala, Gregory M Peterson, Syed Tabish R Zaidi, Matthew D Jose, Ronald L Castelino
BACKGROUND: Screening programs may help to address the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Australia. Public awareness is an important determinant of the uptake of screening programs. However, data on the public knowledge of CKD in Australia is lacking. The aim of this study was to develop a validated questionnaire and assess the Australian public knowledge of CKD. METHODS: A CKD knowledge questionnaire was developed after reviewing the literature and discussions with nephrology experts...
March 20, 2018: BMC Public Health
Ramon Roca-Tey, José Ibeas, Teresa Moreno, Enrique Gruss, José Luis Merino, Joaquín Vallespín, David Hernán, Patricia Arribas
The Spanish Multidisciplinary Group on Vascular Access (GEMAV), which includes experts from the five scientific societies involved (nephrology (S.E.N.), vascular surgery (SEACV), interventional radiology (SERAM-SERVEI), infectious diseases (SEIMC), and nephrology nursing (SEDEN)), along with the methodological support of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, has developed the Spanish Clinical Guidelines on Vascular Access for Hemodialysis. This article summarizes the main issues from the guideline's chapter entitled "Monitoring and surveillance of arteriovenous access...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Jessica Stevenson, Allison Tong, Katrina L Campbell, Jonathan C Craig, Vincent W Lee
OBJECTIVE: To describe the perspectives of healthcare providers on the nutritional management of patients on haemodialysis, which may inform strategies for improving patient-centred nutritional care. DESIGN: Face-to-face semistructured interviews were conducted until data saturation, and thematic analysis based on principles of grounded theory. SETTING: 21 haemodialysis centres across Australia. PARTICIPANTS: 42 haemodialysis clinicians (nephrologists and nephrology trainees (15), nurses (12) and dietitians (15)) were purposively sampled to obtain a range of demographic characteristics and clinical experiences...
March 8, 2018: BMJ Open
Chance Dumaine, Mercedeh Kiaii, Lisa Miller, Louise Moist, Matthew J Oliver, Charmaine E Lok, Swapnil Hiremath, Jennifer M MacRae
Background: One of the mandates of the Canadian Society of Nephrology's (CSN) Vascular Access Working Group (VAWG) is to inform the nephrology community of the current status of vascular access (VA) practice within Canada. To better understand VA practice patterns across Canada, the CSN VAWG conducted a national survey. Objectives: (1) To inform on VA practice patterns, including fistula creation and maintenance, within Canada. (2) To determine the degree of consensus among Canadian clinicians regarding patient suitability for fistula creation and to assess barriers to and facilitators of fistula creation in Canada...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Esmeralda Molina-Robles, Marta Colomer-Codinachs, Marta Roquet-Bohils, Emilia Chirveches-Pérez, Pep Ortiz-Jurado, Mireia Subirana-Casacuberta
OBJECTIVE: To describe the impact of a standard hospital educational intervention including active physical exercises on personal well-being, functional capacity and knowledge of the benefits of prescribed physical activity for patients undergoing haemodialysis. METHOD: An uncontrolled, quasi-experimental, before-and-after study with repeated measures of response variables at 4, 8 and 12 weeks after participating in an educational and physical exercise hospital intervention...
March 1, 2018: Enfermería Clínica
Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Michelle D Smekal, Robert G Weaver, Chandra Thomas, Eleanor Benterud, Kin Tam, Braden J Manns, Marcello Tonelli, Juli Finlay, Maoliosa Donald, Helen Tam-Tham, Aminu Bello, Navdeep Tangri, Robert R Quinn
Background: Risk prediction tools are used in a variety of clinical settings to guide patient care, although their use in chronic kidney disease (CKD) care is limited. Objectives: To assess the association of a risk-based model of CKD care on patient care, satisfaction, outcomes, and cost. Design: Mixed-methods with a pre-post design. Setting: We will use mixed-methods and a pre-post design to evaluate use of the Kidney Failure Risk Equation (KFRE) to guide CKD care...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Joel D Glickman, Rebecca Kurnik Seshasai
Inadequate education in home hemodialysis (HHD) fellowship training might contribute to underutilization of this modality in the United States. Most graduates of nephrology fellowships do not grade themselves as competent in HHD suggesting that fellowship training in HHD is inadequate. An essential component for fellow education is at least one faculty member with expertise in HHD who is passionate about promoting the use of this modality. At a minimum, fellow training should utilize a curriculum that includes both lectures about HHD and outpatient clinical exposure to this modality over a period of at least 6-12 months...
January 15, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
Pi-Chih Yang, Yu-Ying Lu
The purposes of this study were to identify the level of fatigue and to examine the predictors of fatigue in female patients on hemodialysis. The subjects for this study were 130 female patients at one hemodialysis unit in northern Taiwan. On univariate analyses, patients with higher levels of fatigue were more likely to be older, and have less education, lower serum albumin levels, sleep disturbances, and perceived higher level of hemodialysis stressors. The findings of this study can help nephrology nurses recognize fatigue as an important nursing issue for female patients on hemodialysis...
November 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Sarah Llewellyn
Uncertainty is often presented in the literature as a barrier to chronic kidney disease (CKD) management and end stage renal disease (ESRD) planning by individuals, but the definition of uncertainty has not been clarified for individuals with CKD. After reviewing the literature, a conceptual definition for uncertainty in individuals with CKD was developed. To further clarify this concept, exemplars of individuals with CKD who do and do not exhibit uncertainty are offered. This concept clarification may offer nephrology nurses additional insight into assessing and caring for individuals with CKD...
November 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
José Ibeas, Ramon Roca-Tey, Joaquín Vallespín, Teresa Moreno, Guillermo Moñux, Anna Martí-Monrós, José Luis Del Pozo, Enrique Gruss, Manel Ramírez de Arellano, Néstor Fontseré, María Dolores Arenas, José Luis Merino, José García-Revillo, Pilar Caro, Cristina López-Espada, Antonio Giménez-Gaibar, Milagros Fernández-Lucas, Pablo Valdés, Fidel Fernández-Quesada, Natalia de la Fuente, David Hernán, Patricia Arribas, María Dolores Sánchez de la Nieta, María Teresa Martínez, Ángel Barba
Vascular access for haemodialysis is key in renal patients both due to its associated morbidity and mortality and due to its impact on quality of life. The process, from the creation and maintenance of vascular access to the treatment of its complications, represents a challenge when it comes to decision-making, due to the complexity of the existing disease and the diversity of the specialities involved. With a view to finding a common approach, the Spanish Multidisciplinary Group on Vascular Access (GEMAV), which includes experts from the five scientific societies involved (nephrology [S...
November 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Norma J Gomez, Debra Castner, Debra Hain
The eighth edition of the Nephrology Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice, published by the American Nephrology Nurses Association (Gomez, 2017), defines the scope of nephrology nursing practice, and provides standards of practice and professional performance in an approach similar to the American Nurses Association (ANA) 2016 standards. ANNA's eighth edition of the Nephrology Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice incorporates competencies for graduate level-prepared nurses in addition to the registered nurse (RN) and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN)...
January 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Mary S Haras
Bed bug infestation is on the rise, affecting individuals across all demographics and geographics worldwide. Of concern is nursing's lack of knowledge about bed bug transmission, prevention, elimination, and the management of bed bug bites. This article explores the evidence about the lifecycle of the bed bug, its typical presentation, and ways to prevent and eliminate bed bug infestation. Ways that the nephrology nurse can assist in eradication and policy development are discussed, and resources are provided for further information...
March 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Sheila J Doss-McQuitty
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March 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Paul N Bennett, Gail Dewald
In the United States, the responsibilities and scope of practice of nephrology nurses and patient care technicians working in hemodialysis units vary from state to state. This occurs in relation to the care and management of central venous catheters (CVCs) used for hemodialysis. The aim of this article is to review the pros and cons of non-nursing staff performing the management and care of CVCs. The pros include decreasing nursing task time, allowing nurses to devote their time to other higher functioning roles, while the cons include lack of technician skill, education, and experience to perform CVC management and care...
September 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Susan Bridger
Providing care and education for a patient on peritoneal dialysis (PD) requires that the nephrology nurse have knowledge and expertise in the PD access. This article provides information on types and placement of PD catheters, pre-placement and post-placement education and care, how to assess PD catheter exit site healing, and initial use of the PD catheter for access.
September 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Michelle Gilliland, Billie Axley
Patients receiving hemodialysis are challenged with maintaining adequate vascular access. Nephrology nurses are on the forefront of daily care, assessment, and monitoring of patients' vascular accesses for hemodialysis. This article discusses the literature and manufacturer information to support best nursing practices.
July 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, Carolyn E Latham, Debra J Hain
Nursing is the largest healthcare profession in the United States (U.S.). As principal frontline caregivers in the U.S. healthcare system, nurses have tremendous influence over a patient's healthcare experience. A growing body of evidence states that the nursing workforce has a direct impact on healthcare quality. A standardized approach to measuring nursing's contribution to patient care and safety using nursing-sensitive quality indicators assists in examining the extent to which nurses and nursing affect the quality and safety of health care...
July 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Alice M Hellebrand
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July 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Joanna Piskorz, Marcin Czub
PURPOSE: Virtual reality (VR) technology is an effective tool in treatment of acute pain. Numerous studies show the effectiveness of this method both in a clinical context and in the laboratory. However, research results on the effectiveness of VR in pediatric venipuncture pain is not conclusive-not all studies report the analgesic effect of VR. In addition to testing effectiveness of VR, we also assess the usability of a novel hands-free interface. DESIGN AND METHODS: Patients of paediatric nephrology clinic (N = 38; mean age 11 years, range 7-17) participated in a posttest only between group quasi-experimental study...
January 2018: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
Sharanya Ramesh, Matthew T James, Jayna M Holroyd-Leduc, Stephen B Wilton, Ellen W Seely, David C Wheeler, Sofia B Ahmed
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in reproductive-age women is accompanied by menstrual and fertility disorders and premature menopause. Objective: We sought to determine nephrologists' and allied health care providers' perceptions on management of sex hormone status in women with CKD. Methods: An anonymous, Internet-based survey was sent to nephrology society members from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, and the Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists (February-November 2015)...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
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