The Great Island, New Castle, New Hampshire


Chronic Renal Failure Patient on Peritoneal Dialysis

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About the Client:
We are dedicated to providing the best care for our 70-year-old family member who is managing chronic renal failure through peritoneal dialysis at home. As she undergoes this treatment, our primary focus is on ensuring her safety, comfort, and adherence to the dialysis regimen.

Project Overview:
We are seeking an experienced nursing team specializing in renal care and peritoneal dialysis to provide comprehensive support for our loved one. This project involves training her in the techniques of peritoneal dialysis, monitoring for complications, and offering ongoing support with dialysis exchanges and catheter care to optimize treatment outcomes.


– **Training in Peritoneal Dialysis:**
– Provide thorough education and training to the patient and her caregivers on the principles and techniques of peritoneal dialysis, including the importance of aseptic technique, catheter care, and infection prevention.
– Demonstrate step-by-step instructions for performing dialysis exchanges, including the preparation of dialysis solution, connection to the catheter, dwell time, and drainage procedures.
– Ensure that the patient and her caregivers feel confident and competent in managing peritoneal dialysis independently at home, with ongoing support and reinforcement as needed.

– **Complications Monitoring:**
– Conduct regular assessments to monitor the patient’s overall health status and dialysis adequacy, including vital signs, fluid balance, and laboratory parameters such as electrolyte levels and dialysis effluent characteristics.
– Monitor for signs and symptoms of complications related to peritoneal dialysis, such as infection, catheter dysfunction, fluid overload, or metabolic disturbances, and intervene promptly to prevent or manage these issues.

– **Support with Dialysis Exchanges:**
– Provide ongoing support and guidance to the patient and her caregivers during dialysis exchanges, including troubleshooting any issues or concerns that may arise, such as catheter leakage, discomfort, or difficulty with technique.
– Offer reassurance and encouragement to the patient throughout the dialysis process, addressing any fears or anxieties she may have and promoting a positive dialysis experience.

– **Catheter Care:**
– Teach the patient and her caregivers proper care and maintenance of the peritoneal dialysis catheter, including daily hygiene practices, dressing changes, and catheter exit-site care to reduce the risk of infection and complications.
– Monitor the catheter site regularly for signs of infection, inflammation, or other abnormalities, providing education on recognizing warning signs and when to seek medical attention.

– **Patient Education and Empowerment:**
– Educate the patient and her caregivers on the importance of adhering to the prescribed dialysis regimen, including the timing and frequency of exchanges, fluid restrictions, and dietary modifications to optimize treatment outcomes.
– Empower the patient to actively participate in her care and decision-making process, encouraging self-management skills, adherence to treatment protocols, and communication with her healthcare team.


– **Qualifications and Experience:**
– Certification or extensive experience in nephrology nursing and peritoneal dialysis management, with a focus on providing comprehensive care to patients undergoing home-based dialysis therapy.
– Proficiency in teaching and training patients and caregivers in peritoneal dialysis techniques, infection control practices, and catheter care protocols.
– Experience in monitoring patients for dialysis adequacy, complications, and adherence to treatment regimens, with the ability to intervene promptly to address issues as they arise.

– **Skills and Competencies:**
– Strong clinical assessment skills, including the ability to recognize and respond to changes in the patient’s condition, laboratory values, and dialysis effluent characteristics.
– Excellent communication and patient education skills, with the ability to explain complex medical concepts in a clear and understandable manner to patients and caregivers.
– Empathy and compassion, coupled with the ability to provide emotional support and encouragement to patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis and their families.

– **Personal Attributes:**
– Dedication to providing patient-centered care that respects the individual preferences, values, and goals of the patient and her caregivers.
– Adaptability and flexibility to tailor care plans and interventions to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the patient and her home environment.
– Commitment to empowering patients and caregivers through education, training, and support, fostering their confidence and autonomy in managing peritoneal dialysis independently at home.

Patient Case:

**Comprehensive Support for a 70-year-old Woman Undergoing Peritoneal Dialysis at Home**

– **Patient:** 70-year-old female
– **Condition:** Chronic renal failure requiring peritoneal dialysis at home
– **Requirements:** Training, monitoring for complications, and support with dialysis exchanges and catheter care

The goal is to provide comprehensive support to the patient and her caregivers, ensuring that they feel confident and competent in managing peritoneal dialysis independently at home while promoting treatment adherence, safety, and optimal outcomes.


Total Budget: $305,683.20