Three Chair System for Education of Patients New to Dialysis

Author(s): Stuart Mott BS LPN and Patricia Patterson RN BSN

Statement of the Problem: The US ranks 13th among the nations for percentage of patients dialyzing with a home modality. The Trump administration is working to improve that percentage by developing a new payment approach for treating kidney disease that favors lower cost therapies at home and transplant. Nephrology nurses will have the largest impact in working towards this goal through focused education of patients transitioning to Renal Replacement Therapy. The purpose of this study is to identify the newest patients at an In-Center clinic with special seating during one shift for all members of the Interdisciplinary Team to focus for education.