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As we enter the 21st century, military medicine struggles with critical issues. One of the most important issues is how to train medical personnel in peace for the realities of war. In April, 1998, The General Accounting Office (GAO) reported, "Military medical personnel have almost no chance during peacetime to practice battlefield trauma care skills. As a(More)
The purpose of my writing this story is to share an experience I had as a nephrology nurse at the London Health Sciences Centre. I'm sure as nurses we have all been involved with patients whom you know you will never forget and who have influenced your life as a caregiver. Such is the case with Baby M. This is a story of an infant on peritoneal dialysis.
Daily hemodialysis can be performed in the center or at home for varying lengths of time. Short daily hemodialysis (SDHD) can be defined as one and one half- to three-hour treatments performed 6 days per week. Nocturnal hemodialysis (NHD) is performed for 6 to 10 hours, 5 to 7 nights per week. Patient selection criteria can range from basic requirements,(More)