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Shared Haemodialysis Care

Project Lead: Claire Bartram, Deputy Sister, Renal Unit, Antrim Hospital,

Northern Health and Social Care Trust

• Promotes patient centred care.

• Increases knowledge and understanding.

• In-centre support from staff.

• Provides another treatment choice.

• Empowers the patient (gives back control).

• Reduces anxiety and frustration for patients

waiting to go on HD.

• Between February 2020 and October 2020

there was a 14% increase of patients

participating in Shared Care in Antrim Renal

Unit.

• Plans for the future include:

• Protocol development

• Staff and patient training days via zoom

• Shared care newsletter quarterly

• Patient led focus group.

What is Shared Haemodialysis Care ?

Conclusion

AIM: To increase the uptake of Shared

Care in Antrim Renal Unit by 10% by

December 2020.

Staff Education

Patient Education

Competency Booklets

Staff resource folder

Information board in foyer

Champions identified

Multidisciplinary Team shared care meetings

Information leaflets

Patient and staff surveys

Cohort patients in bays

Changes that Led to Improvement

Benefits of Shared Care

BACKGROUND

Traditional in-centre Haemodialysis(HD) care creates

the disempowered or the "passive patient". Research

shows people who self-manage their chronic diseases

have more positive outcomes. Shared care started in

Antrim Renal Unit June 2019 with two patients.

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photo/

picture

Handwashing

Weight, BP,

Temp Engaging

patients in

their own

treatment

Set up

machine

Set up dressing pack

Programming

machine Insert needles/

connect lines

Commence

HD

Respond to

machine

alarms

Complete HD /

disconnect lines

Applying pressure/

plasters to needle

sites

Administer

injections

Access patient

view

Outcome measures

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