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2020 Service-Learning Symposium: Know your Options: Is Peritoneal Dialysis or Home Hemodialysis the Right Choice for You

Explore digital presentations by College of Coastal Georgia faculty and students related to their service-learning collaborative work for Fall 2019 or Spring 2020

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Know your Options: Is Peritoneal Dialysis or Home Hemodialysis the Right Choice for You

Author: Zerta Wilson

Faculty Supervisor: Maryanne Sandberg, Ed.D., MSN, RN

Community Partner: Brunswick North Dialysis Center

Abstract:

For my project, I identified key factors relating to patients beginning dialysis in an inpatient setting opposed to a home modality option. Then, formulated a ‘lobby day’ to educate patients about all of their modality options. Interventions include education and promoting healthy infection control practices as well as providing interactive examples, such as smart classes with patients including new peritoneal patients and home hemodialysis patients and teaching patients dialysis self-care techniques and equipment management. The project was a success when patients were able to perform self-dialysis treatments unsupervised without the occurrence of bloodstream infection or damage to access.