Quality Assurance in Dialysis / Edition 2

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The second edition of Quality Assurance in Dialysis expands the origin al format in which authors with special expertise in the various aspec ts of caring for patients with end-stage renal disease were asked to w rite about how to ensure the quality of that care. As such, this is no t a fhow toF primer but rather a series of discussions focused on prov iding the reader with the conceptual tools necessary for insuring that the care they render is of the very highest quality. As in the origin al edition, much of the writing addresses dialysis in its various form s.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Mostly but not entirely concerned with dialysis, specialists share their experiences and insights on ensuring the quality of care for patients with end-stage renal disease, focusing on the conceptual tools. They discuss such aspects as evidence-based medicine as a strategy for improving the quality of clinical decision making, a continuous quality improvement paradigm for health care networks, assigning severity indices to outcomes, the role of quality assurance in preventing legal actions, the impact of global vigilance reporting requirements on the quality of products and services, the regulatory environment, selecting adequacy criteria models, the impact of membrane selection, prescription management in a peritoneal dialysis program, the impact of sterilization methods, acute renal failure, and renal transplantation. The 1994 edition is here updated and expanded. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792352815
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Series: Developments in Nephrology Series , #39
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 1999
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Evidence-Based Medicine as a Strategy for Improving the Quality of Clinical Decision Making for Dialysis Patients; D. Churchill. 2. A Continuous Quality Improvement Paradigm for Health Care Networks; E. Lowrie. 3. Process for Initiating and Maintaining Continuous Quality Improvement in the ESRD Setting; G. Hohner, D. Fender. 4. Choice of Statistical Models for Assessing the Clinical Outcome of the Efforts to Provide High Quality Care for the ESRD Patient; E. Vonesh. 5. Assigning Severity Indices to Outcome; N. Amin. 6. The Role of Quality Assurance in Preventing Legal Actions; J. O'Neill. 7. Quality Criteria for the Clinical Record; S. Williams, et al. 8. Global Vigilance as a Government-Mediated Method for Monitoring Quality of Dialysis Products; P. McDonnell, R. Thuma. 9. Regulatory Environment & Government Impact on Quality of Dialysis Products; S. Hoff, R. Newman. 10. Global Spectrum of Quality Assurance in the Provision of Dialysis; B. Allen. 11. Clinical Quality of the Patient at Onset of Dialysis Treatment; T. Alp Ikizler, R. Hakim. Patient and Therapy Perspectives: Choosing the Patient: Is Better Worse? C. Kjellstrand. Implications of Death in the First Year of Dialysis with Regard to Quality of Care in the Pre-ESRD Period; J. Tattersall. 14. Quality of Life Assurance in Hemodialysis; R. Lindsay. 15. Dialysis in the Home and Its Impact on Quality of Life; C. Blagg. 16. Selection of Adequacy Criteria Models for Hemodialysis; B. Clark. 17. Water Quality for Hemodialysis; P. Keshaviah. 18. Hemodialyzer Reuse and the Quality of Care; B.V.R. Murthy, B. Pereira. 19. The Impact of Membrane Selection on Quality of Care; L.W. Henderson. 20. Selection of Transport Parameters in Judging Membrane Performance; L.W. Henderson. 21. Quality Systems in the Dialysis Center: Peritoneal Dialysis; B. Prowant. 22. Selection of Adequacy Criteria-Models for Peritoneal Dialysis; R. Villano, et al. 23. Choice of Biocompatibility Criteria for Peritoneal Dialysis Solutions; C. Holmes. 24. The Impact of Sterilization Methods on the Quality of Peritoneal Dialysis Solutions; L. Martis. 25. Quality Assurance in the Treatment of Acute Renal Failure; A.A. Kaplan. 26. Quality Assurance in Renal Transplantation; R.W. Steiner.

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