Knowledge regarding infections and complications among patients undergoing hemodialysis in NMCH, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
K Madhavi Latha, Latha P and Dr. Indira Arumugam
Background: Hemodialysis is a method that is used to achieve the extracorporeal removal of waste products such as creatinine and urea and free water from the blood when kidney are in a state of renal replacement therapies. Infections and complications of vascular access are major source of morbidity and mortality among hemodialysis patient. Numerous reports implicate the vascular occurs up to 48% to 73% of all bacteria in hemodialysis patients. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge regarding complications of fracture among dialysis patients. Objectives: 1.To assess the level of knowledge regarding infections and complications of dialysis among dialysis patients. 2. To find the association between level of knowledge with socio demographic variables. Methodology: 60 dialysis patients admitted in Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore were selected by using probability simple random sampling technique method.Results: Regarding the level of knowledge among dialysis patients, 50 (83%) had inadequate knowledge, 8 (14%) had adequate knowledge and 2 (3%) had good knowledge regardinginfections and complications among patients undergoing hemodialysis.
K Madhavi Latha, Latha P, Dr. Indira Arumugam. Knowledge regarding infections and complications among patients undergoing hemodialysis in NMCH, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. Int J Adv Res Med Surg Nurs 2019;1(2):23-25.