Historical aspects of peritoneal dialysis in Australia: useful lessons for current and future nursing practice
Campbell, Sandra, Bonner, Ann, and Stewart, Glenn (2005) Historical aspects of peritoneal dialysis in Australia: useful lessons for current and future nursing practice. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 1 (1). pp. 5-10.
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Increasing numbers of people require renal replacement therapy for end stage renal disease (ESRD) in Australia. However, despite more than 25 years experience with peritoneal dialysis, the number of people using this modality as their primary treatment source is not increasing. This paper traces the historical development of peritoneal dialysis in Australia and in particular focuses on the evolution of the connect and disconnect systems. The role of the peritoneal dialysis nurse throughout the rapid changes that have occurred in this form of renal replacement therapy is explored together with the current challenges they face in order to educate people to safely self manage peritoneal dialysis in their homes.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis(CAPD); end stage renal disease; ESRD; nursing|
|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||22 Mar 2010 14:14|
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