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Nearly one-quarter of renal dialysis patients admitted to the hospital return to the acute-care facility soon after discharge, according to a new study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Dialysis nurses can help stop the revolving door of hospital admissions.
“Many of our patients have multiple comorbidities and become somewhat fragile, especially if they have been in the hospital,” said Maribeth Sommer, RN, MBA, vice president of clinical services at Davita Kidney Care in Denver, which operates or provides administrative services at 2,445 outpatient dialysis centers across the United States.