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Patients receiving hemodialysis are challenged with restricting their fluid intake to ensure appropriate interdialytic weight gains. While nurses endeavor to promote selfcare, the ability to manage fluid gain rests on the patient's understanding and decision to limit fluid intake. A mixed-methods pilot study was undertaken to determine if motivational interviewing, a patient-centered, conversational, and collaborative approach to stimulating behavior change and resolving ambivalence, enhances self-care fluid management. Participants felt that motivational interviewing was very helpful, although findings suggest self-care fluid management requires a toolkit of interventions. Key motivational interviewing actions for nurses are presented.
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Name: Nephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
A significant percentage of patients on chronic hemodialysis have an interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) above the recommended values. High IDWG has detrimental effects on survival, cardiovascular outcom...
Patients on hemodialysis (HD) are advised to limit daily water- and salt intake to reduce interdialytic weight gain (IDWG). To counterbalance protein-losses, protein-rich meals are sometimes provided ...
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Increase in BODY WEIGHT over existing weight.
Assistants to a veterinarian, biological or biomedical researcher, or other scientist who are engaged in the care and management of animals, and who are trained in basic principles of animal life processes and routine laboratory and animal health care procedures. (Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
A method of continuously holding a partially wrapped baby to the chest, involving skin-to-skin contact. Originally it was a method of caring for LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT INFANT in developing countries and is now more widespread in developed nations. Aside from encouraging breast feeding, the extra sleep that the infant gets assists in regulating body temperature, helps the baby conserve energy, and redirects calorie expenditures toward growth and weight gain.
Management control systems for structuring health care delivery strategies around case types, as in DRGs, or specific clinical services.
Voluntarily-formed groups of healthcare professionals who join for common management services and other benefits such as collective bargaining agreements with reimbursement agents. The physical assets of a practice are controlled by the MSO which also provides billing, collections, and similar services. The practitioner retains control of patient records and management of patient care.