CQI-Chapter #14 - Clinical Application: CQI in Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy


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

  1. Explore quality indicators that could be applied to a continuous renal replacement therapy program.
  2. Describe an interdisciplinary improvement project conducted in an acute care setting.

In this chapter, the reader will find the focus is on using principles and concepts of continuous quality improvement (CQI ) to ensure every patient receives safe and effective continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). Suggestions are presented for the use of quality indicators in monitoring patient outcomes to identify opportunities for improvement.