Peritonitis in North America: the current state and best demonstrated practices.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
Peritoneal dialysis (Health aspects)
Peritonitis (Care and treatment)
|Publication:||Name: CANNT Journal Publisher: Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses & Technologists Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses & Technologists ISSN: 1498-5136|
|Issue:||Date: July-Sept, 2008 Source Volume: 18 Source Issue: 3|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: Canada Geographic Code: 1CANA Canada|
Peritonitis has always been a major concern for peritoneal dialysis
(PD) patients and staff. Fortunately, peritonitis rates have improved
dramatically over the last 20 years. This has been partly due to
exceptional patient education (Adult Peritoneal Dialysis-Related
Peritonitis Treatment Recommendations: 2000 Update, Keane et al., PDI,
This poster will review the most common causative organism of peritonitis in North America based on the article Microbiology and Outcomes of Peritonitis in North America (Mujais, KI, November, 2006). As well, best demonstrated practices for the prevention of infectious complications will be examined according to Bender et al. (Prevention of Infectious Complications in Peritoneal Dialysis: Best Demonstrated Practices, KI, November, 2006).
Susan McMurray, RN, BN, CNeph(C)
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