Access Care Guide: Disclaimer & Use of the Guide

Use of the Guide

The format of the guide has been designed to provide the user a consistent approach for optimal peritoneal catheter and complications management. Each section is intended to proactively address the key activities required to achieve desired clinical outcomes, to promote early recognition of complications with appropriate clinical interventions, and for collection of clinical data necessary for outcomes assessment.

The information published in this update is for general and educational purposes only. This information is in no way meant to be a substitute for medical treatment and may not be construed as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the information provided in this update. Instead, patients should consult with appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. If you have any questions or concerns about peritoneal dialysis treatment, you should contact your healthcare provider. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information provided in this update.

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Clinical Process of Care

Identifies the clinical processes of care that contribute to the overall outcome of improved catheter and complications management.

KEY ASSESSMENTS

Identifies major clinical findings that must be incorporated into development of the plan of care. The intent is to supplement good clinical judgement and to facilitate coordination of team activities.

KEY ACTIVITIES

Identifies major activities of the renal team that organize and support achievement of the desired clinical outcome.

PATIENT EDUCATION

Utilizes assessment and diagnostic findings to create an individualized patient/caregiver education program, maximize self-care skills, and promote adaptation to the therapy.

OUTCOMES EVALUATION

Identifies data required for tracking, trending and comparative benchmarking through a clinical monitoring system and for analysis by the continuous quality improvement (CQI) team to improve clinical outcomes.

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