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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Prolonged hospitalization, high number of readmissions, and high mortality rates are associated with patients diagnosed with Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). The purpose of this quality improvement proposal is to address the need for more education for nurses caring for these patients. If the kidneys shut down temporarily due to acute illness or medication taken, fluid and toxins will build up in the body with no way of being released. It is proposed that if dietary and fluid restrictions are followed it may help the patient recover faster. The method proposed is to have nurses learn the necessary dietary and fluid restrictions through a PowerPoint educational presentation and the addition of an informational bulletin affixed to a magnet to hang on the refreshment room refrigerator. Research indicates that dietary and fluid restrictive management results in decreased toxins and create a manageable fluid balance with less adverse events and quicker recovery related to AKI.
Evans-Howard, Carolyn, "Fluid State and Diet Control in Patients With Acute Kidney Injury on Hemodialysis" (2022). Master of Science in Nursing Theses and Projects. 43.
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