Patients' Experiences with Learning a Complex Medical Device for the Self-Administration of Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis

Patients' Experiences with Learning a Complex Medical Device for the Self-Administration of Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis

Identification: nnj_jf09A2
Issue: January-February 2009
Volume: Vol. 36, No. 1

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Goal: To provide an overview of the ability of patients and caregivers to learn nocturnal home hemodialysis.

Objectives:

  1. Explain how successful nocturnal home hemodialysis can improve patients' and caregivers' lives.
  2. Identify anxieties, concerns, and levels of understanding as expressed by participants in this qualitative study.
  3. Describe how this study may serve to identify patient education as a domain when providers instruct patients on the use of technology required for their treatments.


Acknowledgment: This research was funded by Bell University Labs. The funding source had no involvement in this study.

Disclosure Statement: The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

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