You are a charge nurse in a large hemodialysis unit in Ontario.One of the clerical staff has approached you today to assist withan update to her statistics on new and existing patients in yourunit. You are asked to clarify the cause of death for one patientand to clarify the date of transfer to the home dialysis programfor peritoneal dialysis on another patient. Finally, you are asked toremind the nurse practitioner (NP) to complete a registration formfor another patient who has just started chronic hemodialysis inyour unit. While you know the collection of data is important, thereare lots of patients to look after and you feel frustrated by havingto take time away from planning urgent hemodialysis requests--which are your priority--to source out information to complete aform. You reflect on this need for statistical data and wonder wherethe information on this form ends up and how it helps your patientswho are living with end stage kidney disease (ESKD).
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