Lessons learned. Implementing a vascular access quality improvement program. Part II

Nephrol News Issues. 2000 May;14(6):29-32, 37.


Implementing a CQI program for vascular access can seem an overwhelming task. It encompasses many areas that are not in the nephrologists' or dialysis facilities' control. However, involving the right multidisciplinary team members in the process and aligning the goals and objectives creates an environment conducive to success. Ongoing communication is critical. Everyone needs to be a part of the change process.

MeSH terms

  • Catheters, Indwelling / standards*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / nursing*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
  • Patient Care Team
  • Program Development
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Renal Dialysis / standards*
  • Specialties, Nursing / standards
  • Staff Development / organization & administration