RENAL CARE PROGRAM


Program Description:


To provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic renal failure for patients in the Southwestern Ontario region (excluding Windsor/Essex).


General Information:


Patient statistics:


  • 665 ESRD (135 PD, 335 satellite, 50 home hemo, 145 incentre hemodialysis)
  • 970 CKD


Location:


  • 3 hemodialysis sites in London
  • 8 hemodialysis sites in Region
  • 2 clinic locations in London
  • 1 peritoneal dialysis unit
  • 1 home hemodialysis unit
  • 1 plasmaphersis unit


Nurse to Patient Ratios:


  • 1 Nurse: 15 patients – Home program
  • 1 Nurse: 3 patients – Satellites
  • 1 Nurse: 3 patients – Incentre hemodialysis
  • 1 Nurse: 1 patient – Critical care patients


Scheduling Information:


  • Home programs – Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 4:00 pm, on call after hours
  • Incentre hemodialysis and most satellites – combination of 8, 10 and 12 hour shifts covering 0730 – 2300 hours, on call for incentre units


Background Essentials:


Each unit tries to hire Nurses with a blend of levels of experience in terms of years and functional area. For those without renal experience we strongly suggest that the interested candidate job shadow for a day to learn about the patient population.

Professional Development:


  • Support the Nurses to implement a Professional Practice Model


Student Consolidation:


We have had students successfully consolidate in our hemodialysis units.


Program Links:

  • Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists
  • Internal website available for all staff with program policies and other useful information
  • External patient information website


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Last Updated May 31, 2017 | © 2007, LHSC, London Ontario Canada