C. R. BLAGG, M.D., M.R.C.P.; S. M. DALY, R.N.; B. J. ROSENQUIST, R.N.; W. M. JENSEN; J. W. ESCHBACH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Important factors in the successful training of home hemodialysis patients, based on experience in training more than 80 patients, are discussed. A competent, confident, and thorough approach to patient training by the staff is required to instill self-confidence and independence in the patient. This is best achieved if the home training unit is physically separate from an acute or in-center chronic dialysis facility. Monitored equipment that can be understood and easily maintained by the patient and the means to manipulate his own cannulas are important in achieving self-dialysis. Treatment should begin before disability develops from uremic complications. Home training can then be started and the patient returned to his occupation with a minimum of time lost from his job. The role of nurse, technician, and physician in patient training and the organization of a training program are discussed.
C. R. BLAGG, S. M. DALY, B. J. ROSENQUIST, W. M. JENSEN, J. W. ESCHBACH. The Importance of Patient Training in Home Hemodialysis. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:841–847. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-5-841
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