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White, Yvonne - - 2011
San Miguel, - - 2011
Background: Intradialytic hypotension is a frequent haemodialysis complication.
Tranter, Shelley - - 2011
Aim: With changes to workforce patterns and models of care delivery there has been a renewed interest in the enrolled nurse and enrolled nurse positions have been introduced into a number of New South Wales (NSW) haemodialysis units. The authors sought to identify i) the prevalence of enrolled nurses in ...
Douglas, Bettina - - 2011
Objectives: To develop recommendations for the clinical education required to prepare Australian Nurse Practitioner candidates for advanced and extended practice in nephrology settings.
Bennett, Paul - - 2011
Campbell, Sandra - - 2010
This theoretical paper provides information on the strengths and weaknesses of both the qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research approaches and seeks to guide those who wish to engage in the research process. The qualitative research approach is explained and compared with the quantitative approach which allows the novice nephrology ...
Smitham, Lorraine - - 2010
Chronic renal failure is a complex condition in which a plethora of psychological and physiological complications may occur and for which haemodialysis is one treatment option. Patients at Hampstead Dialysis Centre, South Australia, are offered the option to exercise whilst undergoing dialysis (intradialytic exercise) with the assistance of dedicated exercise ...
Hill, Kathleen - - 2010
Traditionally an upper limb arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or arteriovenous graft (AVG) is the first choice for vascular access for haemodialysis. For the group of patients unable to maintain a functioning access the use of a long term central venous dialysis catheter (CVDC) has been necessary. This case study describes an ...
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Harvie, Barbara - - 2010
Lee, Anna - - 2010
Chow, Josephine - - 2010
As a strategy to counter the current crisis in staff recruitment and retention in dialysis nursing, a new model of care was designed to introduce staff via an assistant in nursing (AIN) program in the haemodialysis units. The aim of this project was to introduce AINs into the haemodialysis units ...
Salem, Lesley - - 2010
Nurses have a central role in the delivery of medicine and education of patients; however, training for nurses on new products is often ad hoc and incomplete. As a result, nurses may be unaware of the complexities and consequences of using new therapeutic protein drugs such as biosimilars. Unlike small-molecule ...
Tranter, Shelley - - 2010
Aim: To identify the level of demand for renal post-graduate Registered Nurse and Enrolled Nurse training in New South Wales, significant gaps in education resources for career development in renal nursing, and to identify key barriers and enabling factors for undertaking further studies.
McCarthy, Alexandra - - 2010
Poor patient compliance with peritoneal dialysis (PD) has significant adverse effects on morbidity and mortality rates in individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD). It also adds to the resource burdens of healthcare services and providers. This paper explores the notion of PD compliance in patients with CKD with reference to ...
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Lau, Bengy - - 2010
Background: Clinical practices are supported by policies and guidelines to assist nurses provide quality patient care.
Burns, Tania - - 2010
Campbell, Sandra - - 2010
Health literacy is an area of nursing research that is a relatively new concept in the understandings of the patient experience of chronic disease self management. Limited health literacy has been identified as a potential contributor to poor health outcomes including poor CKD outcomes. This paper critiques the link between ...
Miguel, Susana - - 2010
Background: One goal of haemodialysis is to ensure that fluid removal is optimal and with minimal or no adverse reaction from the treatment. Accurately assessing dry weight is crucial in providing effective and safe haemodialysis.
Sullivan, Mathew - - 2010
Leptospirosis is rare and potentially fatal and can be confused with meningitis and hepatitis due to similar symptoms. Most patients experience fever, myalgias and general weakness. A small proportion develop multiple organ failure in severe cases. We report a case of leptospirosis infection that was encountered in a 58 year ...
Henson, Angela - - 2010
Background: Exercise is known to improve mental and physical functioning and to improve quality of life. The obstacles faced by individuals with chronic kidney disease on maintenance haemodialysis include increased levels of fatigue, decreased motivation, and the inability to schedule exercise around daily activities and dialysis schedules.
Walker, Rachael - - 2010
Background: International evidence suggests that pre-dialysis care is crucial for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Pre-dialysis nurses play an important role in this care.
Black, Kirsten - - 2009
Bennett, Paul - - 2009
Aim: To capture a "snapshot" of the current Australian and New Zealand dialysis workforce in order to contribute to the future renal workforce challenges.
Morton, Rachael - - 2009
Introduction: Current guidelines recommend the treatment for chronic kidney disease (CKD) incorporates the preference of a fully informed patient. The aims of this pilot study were to assess which treatment options new patients and their carers learnt about via their renal unit, and to test the survey instrument prior to ...
Owen, Julie - - 2009
Comprehension of pre-dialysis education material is essential for the successful transition of patients to any dialysis programme. Our own observations suggested that the reading ability of many patients is below that required for comprehending printed healthcare material, highlighting that patient literacy levels (LL) should be considered when developing education materials. ...
Wakeel, Jamal - - 2009
Background: Quality of life (QoL) influences the morbidity and mortality in End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) patients on dialysis. Identification of the factors that influence QoL in patients receiving peritoneal dialysis can help in their management to improve the QoL and outcomes for these patients.
Miguel, Susana - - 2009
Clinical evidence shows that phosphate control in renal patients is suboptimal despite patients being prescribed phosphate binding medication. Education deficits and confusion exists as some of these medications are used for their phosphate-binding action as well as for other indications.
Burnette, Lisa - - 2009
Aim: This research aimed to explore the experience of Aboriginal people undergoing treatment for end-stage renal disease.
Wellard, Sally - - 2009
Home based dialysis treatments were among the earliest high technology treatments widely adopted in Australia for home use. Advances in membrane technology together with the development of access devices and delivery systems provided the opportunity of extending dialysis as a treatment to a wider group of patients. The evolution of ...
George, Charles - - 2009
The history of the development of home dialysis provides a fascinating niche study in the history of nephrology. An understanding of the fundamental physiological and socio-economic background to it is essential if one wishes to acquire a balanced perception of the development of this form of treatment; and an understanding ...
Fetherstonhaugh, Deirdre - - 2009
This article will follow the rationing of dialysis in parts of the English speaking world from the 1960s, when restrictions on treatment were overt and explicit, to the present day where, while in developed countries it may be argued it is a treatment that is accessible to all who 'need' ...
Mahony, John - - 2009
Kidney transplantation remains the treatment of choice for end-stage renal failure. The Sydney Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital transplant programme were an integral part of national and international transplant developments. Improvements in immunosupression, antivirals and other drugs have dramatically improved graft survival rates so that early graft loss is ...
Campbell, Sandra - - 2009
The student nurses' role in the renal ward was often spent caring for people on cyclic peritoneal dialysis. These people, unable to receive haemodialysis treatments, were awaiting kidney transplants. Although the student nurses' role was very task oriented, they were very important in the early pioneering days of patient care ...
Douglas, Bettina - - 2009
In the late 1970s and 1980s, the introduction of continual ambulatory peritoneal dialysis in Australia gave people suffering from kidney disease another treatment option. Although techniques appeared crude, nurses responded to the clinical challenges developing models of care to meet patient needs while maintaining multidisciplinary collegiality and teamwork.
van Bakel, - - 2009
In the early 1980s peritoneal dialysis at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne was very different from the 2000s. It involved many bags, stick catheters and frequent dialysate leaks.
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