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Pre-Transplantation Care - Quality and Effectiveness of The Nursing Process in Patients on Hemodialysis

Veselina Vasileva


INTRODUCTION: One of the most serious problem in the field of organ donation and transplantation is the lack of donors. Due to this reason, the length of time patients spend awaiting organ transplantation has a different duration. For patients included in the list of pending kidney there is just one alternative option - hemodialysis. Maintaining high quality and good performance of the nursing process in this period is essential for the patient, since every year of dialysis causes irreversible damage.

AIM: The purpose of this survey is to study the views of 50 patients on hemodialysis regarding the implementation of various forms of training to improve the quality of the care before transplantation.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 50 patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment from the Clinic of Hemodialysis at the St. Marina University Hospital, Varna were interviewed by using a questionnaire method during the month of July 2016. The data was processed statistically by Microsoft Excel 2013.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The aim of the research focuses on exploring the attitudes and the views of the patients to improve and maintain good health in the period before renal transplantation. The importance of the problem was confirmed by the fact that over half of the respondents rated the quality of transplant care as low. Over 2/3 of the respondents had never attended courses or specialized training regarding treatment options. The need to raise awareness about developments in the field of transplantation leads to interest in various forms of training and is supported by a significant proportion of patients. The need for innovative training methods determines the leading role of the nurse.


quality, nursing process, teaching, patient, hemodialysis

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Veselina Vasileva
Medical University of Varna

Department of Nursing Care, Faculty of Public Health

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