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.
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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.
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.
Identifies major activities of the renal team that organize and support achievement of the desired clinical outcome.
Utilizes assessment and diagnostic findings to create an individualized patient/caregiver education program, maximize self-care skills, and promote adaptation to the therapy.
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.