CQI-Chapter #06 - Continuous Quality Improvement and Bone Disorder Management: A Multi-Phase Approac


Study of the information presented in this chapter will enable the learner to:

  1. Identify the risk of death for at least two elevated phosphorus ranges in the hemodialysis patient population.
  2. Define the Pareto principle.
  3. Discuss 3 principles of algorithm development.
  4. Identify a CQI project goal other than a parathyroid hormone (PTH) algorithm to address another cause of high PTH or phosphorus levels.
  5. Describe the impact the PTH cycle time can have on PTH outcomes.
  6. Identify one reason based on research data why patients on dialysis may require vitamin D supplementation, regardless of PTH level.