The following are just a few abstracts that are available at the 47th ANNA National Symposium in Louisville. They demonstrate how quality improvement projects and education techniques can change patient care.
- Providing peritoneal dialysis in elderly patients
Modality seminar for CKD patients helps increase PD use
- Improving the efficiency of the pre-kidney transplant evaluation process
Patients can get on the transplant waitlist sooner by streamlining the evaluation process.
- Quality improvement project removes barriers to hand hygiene in dialysis clinics, reduces infections
After discovering their hand hygiene compliance rate was only 55%, the nursing staff on a nephrology inpatient unit decided to embark on a quality improvement project to increase compliance and prevent further complications in their already fragile patient population.