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RAN-Vic : renal access nurses of Victoria unite.

Amy, Jayne, Seneviratne, Mechelle, Schoch, Monica, Ross-Smith, Maree, Robinson, Elizabeth and O'Flaherty, Emmet 2008, RAN-Vic : renal access nurses of Victoria unite., in RSA 2008 : The Renal Society of Australasia Conference Abstracts, Renal Society of Australasia, Adelaide, S.A., pp. 1-3.

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Title RAN-Vic : renal access nurses of Victoria unite.
Author(s) Amy, Jayne
Seneviratne, Mechelle
Schoch, Monica
Ross-Smith, Maree
Robinson, Elizabeth
O'Flaherty, Emmet
Conference name The Renal Society of Australasia National Conference (36th : 2008 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 26-28 June, 2008
Title of proceedings RSA 2008 : The Renal Society of Australasia Conference Abstracts
Editor(s) [unknown]
Publication date 2008
Conference series The Renal Society of Australasia National Conference
Start page 1
End page 3
Total pages 3
Publisher Renal Society of Australasia
Place of publication Adelaide, S.A.
Keyword(s) Renal access nurses
dialysis
Summary The Renal Access Nurse has recently become an integral member of the renal health care team in Australia. Research has shown that the introduction of a Renal Access Nurse into dialysis units enhances the referral process for new access, improves survival rates, and success of access creation. Australia has been relatively slow in the introduction of the role of the Renal Access Nurse. The USA, UK and Europe have been utilising Renal Access Nurses in renal units for many years and their roles are firmly entrenched.

The first Renal Access Nurse was introduced in Victoria in 2003, increasing to 7 in 2007. It was evident in 2006 that a networking system for Renal Access Nurses was needed in Victoria, so RAN-Vic was born.

RAN-Vic consists of 6 Renal Access Nurses from the major hubs in Melbourne and Geelong, thus covering a large part of the Victorian dialysis community through satellite units throughout the state.

The group meet quarterly, with the main goals being to network, share ideas, support each other with challenges arising from the new role, benchmark, undertake quality initiatives and education of renal nursing staff. By doing this, we hope to improve outcomes for patients, improve work practices pertaining to renal access, and further redefine the new role.

RAN-Vic is the first of its kind in Australia, providing care for renal access for the dialysis population throughout Victoria. We recommend for all states in Australia to consider forming a Renal Access Group to help improve renal access outcomes.

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Language eng
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category E3.1 Extract of paper
Copyright notice ©2008, Renal Society of Australasia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30046472

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