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A review of hemodialysis vascular access devices: improving client outcomes through evidence-based practice.

Robson, James Paul.
J Infus Nurs ; 36(6): 404-10, 2013.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24202120
The number of clients with end-stage renal disease and acute kidney injury requiring kidney replacement therapy is at an all-time high. At the end of 2010, the number of persons in the United States with end-stage renal disease totaled 594,374. Because the majority of clients select hemodialysis, understanding best-practice techniques to prevent infection is paramount. The purpose of this article is to review best-practice recommendations for care of the 3 major vascular access devices used for hemodialysis, with a particular focus on infection prevention recommendations. Implications for infusion nurses are also discussed.