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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Infection in the dialysis access of a patient can be detrimental to the health of a dialysis patient. For this reason, infection control is extremely important in the outpatient hemodialysis setting. The goal of this project is to prevent infection during dialysis treatment initiation. This goal will be achieved during a 5-week project in which staff of an outpatient hemodialysis unit will be directly observed and then educated on the importance of infection control during treatment initiation. Staff will be given education on areas that need improvement regarding infection control during treatment initiation. The staff will be able to use this information to educate future staff members, as well as patients. The staff will be observed before and after the continuing education is presented. This project will provide better patient outcomes for the dialysis clinic because staff will be more competent regarding infection control measures and practices.
Stroupe, Jessica, "Prevention of Infection During Hemodialysis Treatment Initiation" (2022). Master of Science in Nursing Theses and Projects. 50.
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