Nurses may be a barrier to extended in-center HD treatments

In a UK study to assess the feasibility of recruiting patients for a trial of 6-hour HD vs. 4-hour, 56 nurses were polled about their attitudes. While 95% of national non-nurse healthcare providers felt that the longer treatments were clinically helpful, just 42% of nurses agreed. And, while 75% of the non-nurses felt that longer HD treatments were well-tolerated, only 45% of nurses thought so—while 83% of nurses were concerned about the impact of the longer treatments on scheduling shifts.

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