The Effect Of Isothermal Dialysis On Patient Receiving Hd At A Community Acute Care Hospital

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The research article discussed using isothermal dialysis to control the intradialytic hypotension (IDH) and patient comfort during hemodialysis. IDH has been responsible for early termination of dialysis treatment, which has resulted in patients receiving inadequate treatment, metabolic waste buildup and an increase in fluid volume overload causing further complications (Jianjun, Baird, Van Brackle, & Aduddell, 2014). This study focus on thermal control of dialysate and patient comfort in an acute care dialysis unit. The study consisted of 68 dialysis patients, but only 59 were able to complete the study. They were divided into two categories; 28 receiving isothermal HD and 31 in the standard HD. Their ages ranged from 31-90, with 38 males and 21 females. The study set out to answer three questions; how does isothermal HD affect IDH in patient receiving HD at a community acute care hospital; what is the relation between isothermal HD and patient comfort; does a patient who received isothermal complains of elevated discomfort. The results showed that Isothermal HD helped to decrease hypotension and side effects Jianjun et al. (2014). Kolcaba’s comfort theory also showed that patients were in a better state of well-being, as they denied having any level of discomfort that were not managed by the nursing interventions. Comfort and hope are important aspects when caring for perianesthesia patients (Seyedfatemi, N. Rafii, F. Rezaei, M. Kolcaba, K., 2013). My next article

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