Journal Watch - INHD
The Clinical Experience of In-center Nocturnal HD
An analysis of 4 years of INHD looked at 12 patients who chose to stop, 24 patients who continued, and interviews with patients and staff. A “starter pack” given to aid sleep in new INHD patients was well-received and sleep was not a reason to stop INHD. Staff were most concerned about emergency support, though staffing ratios were the same as during the day. Most of the clinical incidents for INHD centered around communication with patients and families, patient transfer delays, and equipment issues—not medical interventions, infection control, and transport, as during the day. Those who continued with INHD felt they had more social time and perceived health benefits.
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