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Nurses are valuable health care team embers: now let’s prove it!

Nurses are valuable health care team embers: now let’s prove it! Gail Wick “Never sell your soul because nobody can pay you back. Ever. To me, being your whole self, your true self is as much a part of success as anything else … Success is born out of what is authentic inside of you. […]

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Allograft dysfunction post renal transplant

Allograft dysfunction post renal transplant Pat Weiskittel Patient Profile K.H. is a 50-year-old white male with end stage renal disease (ESRD) presumed to be caused by diabetes mellitus. He did not have a native kidney biopsy. Significant past medical history included hypertension, hypothyroidism, and hepatitis C, and the liver biopsy indicated cirrhosis and mild inflammatory […]

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Treating pediatric nephrotic syndrome: a clinical challenge

Treating pediatric nephrotic syndrome: a clinical challenge Laura F. Broome Q: One of the most challenging pediatric diseases to manage is nephrotic syndrome. What are some of the new treatment options available, especially for steroid-resistant or dependent patients? A: Treating nephrotic syndrome in children and adolescents presents an often frustrating challenge for the pediatric nephrology […]

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Home hemodialysis vs. peritoneal dialysis

Home hemodialysis vs. peritoneal dialysis Kimberly Davis Home hemodialysis is an alternative that saves patients and nurses There is nothing more profound than the words spoken by our patients. Home hemodialysis (HHD) is not easily accepted by many patients. However, if you speak to most patients on HHD, they will give you the long list […]

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Fluid management in patients on hemodialysis

Fluid management in patients on hemodialysis Rory Caswell Pace The human body is approximately 70% water. Healthy kidneys modify fluid excretion by excreting or reabsorbing water in the collecting tubules to maintain blood osmolality. This process is modulated by antidiuretic hormone (ADH), which is stimulated in response to increased osmolality and inhibited under conditions of […]

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Preventing and managing complications of peritoneal dialysis: Chapter 29

Preventing and managing complications of peritoneal dialysis: Chapter 29 Elizabeth Kelman Infectious Complications Minnaganti and Cunha (2001), in a review of infections associated with uremia and dialysis, cited that infections accounted for “12% to 22% of deaths among dialysis patients in the United States and Canada” (p. 385). PD catheter exit site infections are reviewed […]

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focusing on primary nurse accountability

A continuous quality improvement initiative: focusing on primary nurse accountability Margarita P. Ilumin In a primary nursing model of dialysis care, each registered nurse is assigned a number of patients for whom he or she assumes the responsibility of planning their care and evaluating patient outcomes on an ongoing basis. The primary nurse is responsible […]

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What is the responsibility of the nephrology nurse when the patient is chronically late?

What is the responsibility of the nephrology nurse when the patient is chronically late? Caroline Steward Nephrology Nurses Must Follow the Nightingale Pledge Mr. Jones is 2 hours late for his treatment again today. What do you do? Put him on and give him his entire treatment pushing back the next shift of patients, or […]

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American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 33

American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 33 Heather Locking-Cusolito Anderson, J.E., Torres, J.R., Bitter, D. C., Anderson, S.C. & Briefel, G.R. (1999). Role of physician assistants in dialysis units and nephrology. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 33(4), 647-651. Summary. The basis for this study was the disturbing prediction by the Nephrology Manpower Study that there will […]

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April 25-28, 2003—Hyatt Regency Chicago

ANNA 34th National Symposium: focus on the future: realities, challenges, solutions: registration brochure: Chicago: April 25-28, 2003—Hyatt Regency Chicago This is your invitation to join ANNA colleagues at the premier nephrology nursing meeting of the year, ANNA’s 34th Annual Symposium. You will feel a sense of renewal and excitement for our profession by sharing with […]