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In this study we conducted an analysis of 22 inpatients with an eGFR<20 that revealed there was a greater prevalence of patients without permanent AV access for HD initiation when compared to national data. These findings demonstrated the need for improved transitions of care and timely creation of AV access for this patient population, thus we sought to improve this. This is the first inpatient initiative that our group is aware with the aim of improving timely AV access and transitions of care for an inpatient population (Figure 1).
transitions of care, AV access, eGFR, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, education
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nephrology
Shinn, MD, Brianna; Menachem, MD, Brandon; Park, MD, Robert; Houtmann, MD, Sarah; Lee, MD, Zachary; Holden, MD, Thomas; Hongo, MD, Tomoyuki; Yeung, MD, Vincent; Katz-Greenberg, MD, Goni; and Burke, DO, MBA, Peter, "Improving Transitions of Care for Inpatients with an eGFR < 20ml/min" (2018). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2016-2019). Poster 97.