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      A Hemodialysis Orientation Unit

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          A separate dialysis unit was created within an existing large dialysis unit for the purpose of segregating all new hemodialysis patients into an environment that would provide optimum instruction about self-care. An educational curriculum was presented to each patient during each dialysis over the first 2 months of dialysis. Depending upon medical condition and response to the curriculum, patients were transferred either to the home hemodialysis training unit with or without a helper, to the limited care facility, or to the general dialysis area for medically unstable patients. An orientation unit not only improves patient participation in self-care, but appears to increase the number of patients interested in dialyzing at home.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-3675-2
          978-3-318-02021-2
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1983
          1983
          03 December 2008
          : 33
          : 2
          : 106-110
          Affiliations
          Northwest Kidney Center, Seattle, Wash., USA
          Article
          182922 Nephron 1983;33:106–110
          10.1159/000182922
          6835457
          © 1983 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Self-care, Home hemodialysis, Educational curriculum

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