Reducing infections in peritoneal dialysis patient populations through CQI

Elizabeth Munroe, Dale Raucci, Jessie Thibault, Susan Brennan, Dorothy Bishop, Deborah Harris, Joseph Duflot, Frances Hays, Jane Morton, Gina Ayres, Deborah G. Harding, Jean Jordan, Ninfa Alvarado, Bertram Roberts, Nora Mendez, Janie Telles, Elaine Basa Benson, Nancy Lutz, Cris Venzon, Catherine CoveyLexie Alpert, Choya Patel, Dianne Nowak, Diane M. Fender, Germaine Slattery, Pamela Sinclair, Beverly B. Williams, Sara L. Garza, Alisa Jensenius

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Abstract

Improving patient outcomes and increasing longevity in peritoneal dialysis programs can be achieved by decreasing episodes of infections, both peritonitis and exit site. Many dialysis centers across the U.S. have successfully implemented continuous quality improvement (CQI) tools and methods to help identify causes of infection and to integrate necessary changes into their centers to reduce the incidence of infection. CQI process implementation can help dialysis centers realize fewer episodes of infection, lower patient dropout rates, and lead to overall improvement in patient well- being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-94
Number of pages8
JournalDialysis and Transplantation
Volume27
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation

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