Quality Assurance in Dialysis by L.W. HendersonQuality Assurance in Dialysis by L.W. Henderson

Quality Assurance in Dialysis

EditorL.W. Henderson, R.S. Thuma

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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The second edition of Quality Assurance in Dialysis expands the original format in which authors with special expertise in the various aspects of caring for patients with end-stage renal disease were asked to write about how to ensure the quality of that care. As such, this is not a ¿how to primer but rather a series of discussions focused on providing the reader with the conceptual tools necessary for insuring that the care they render is of the very highest quality. As in the original edition, much of the writing addresses dialysis in its various forms. There is, in addition, information on providing quality in transplantation from the medical perspective. This expanded text now includes many new chapters that address, for example, the impact of government regulatory bodies on the quality assurance process and new information on adequacy criteria and their use in improving care. Professional and technical personnel involved with delivering care to the end-stage renal failure patient, as well as those involved in training others in this rapidly changing field, will find the perspectives offered here to be an invaluable resource.
Title:Quality Assurance in DialysisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 10.98 × 8.27 × 0.03 inPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048151139

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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.