CQI-Chapter #12 - Clinical Application: CQI in Peritoneal Dialysis
Study of the information presented in this chapter will enable the learner to:
- Discuss how regulations and published standards of care can assist nephrology nurses in peritoneal dialysis in continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
- Identify nursing involvement in quality activities for quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI).
- Describe a model for a CQI/QAPI program for peritoneal dialysis.
- Provide an example of the CQI process in a peritoneal dialysis home therapy program.
There is a growing focus on nurses' involvement in quality activities in the healthcare environment. Nephrology nurses can combine their knowledge and skills to deliver safe and effective patient-centered care using the principles and concepts of continuous quality improvement (CQI). This chapter will explore quality as a core competency for nephrology nurses and provide a description of how nurses working in peritoneal dialysis contribute to quality improvement for improved patient outcomes.