Opinions on the content and effects of the Caring for Australasians with Renal Impairment (CARI) Guidelines: A survey of renal nurses and comparison with the opinions of nephrologists in Australasia

Irving, Michelle J., Johnson, David W., McDonald, Stephen, Walker, Rowan G., Frommer, Michael S., Fetherstonhaugh, Deirdre, Deans, Pamela and Craig, Jonathan C. (2010) Opinions on the content and effects of the Caring for Australasians with Renal Impairment (CARI) Guidelines: A survey of renal nurses and comparison with the opinions of nephrologists in Australasia. Nephrology, 15 1: 48-53. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1797.2009.01191.x


Author Irving, Michelle J.
Johnson, David W.
McDonald, Stephen
Walker, Rowan G.
Frommer, Michael S.
Fetherstonhaugh, Deirdre
Deans, Pamela
Craig, Jonathan C.
Title Opinions on the content and effects of the Caring for Australasians with Renal Impairment (CARI) Guidelines: A survey of renal nurses and comparison with the opinions of nephrologists in Australasia
Journal name Nephrology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1320-5358
1440-1797
Publication date 2010-02
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1797.2009.01191.x
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page 48
End page 53
Total pages 6
Place of publication Richmond, Vic., Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aim: Renal nurses in Australia and New Zealand are critical to the care of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially those on dialysis. We aimed to obtain the opinions of renal nurses in Australia and New Zealand on the Caring for Australasians with Renal Impairment (CARI) Guidelines.

Methods: A self-administered survey was distributed to all members of the professional organisation for renal nurses (Renal Society of Australasia) in 2006. The results were compared with those from a similar survey in 2002 and an identical 2006 survey of Australian and New Zealand nephrologists.

Results:
Of the 173 respondents, more than 95% considered the Guidelines to be a good synthesis of the available evidence, 80% indicated that the Guidelines had significantly influenced their practice and 86% considered that the Guidelines had improved patient outcomes. Older respondents were less likely to perceive that the Guidelines had improved patient outcomes, and renal nurse educators were more likely to consider that the Guidelines were based on the best available evidence than other respondents. Respondents were generally more positive about the Guidelines in 2006 than in 2002. Although nephrologists were generally positive about the CARI Guidelines, renal nurses were more positive, especially regarding the effect of the Guidelines on practice and the improvement in health outcomes.

Conclusion: Australian and New Zealand renal nurses valued the CARI Guidelines highly, used them in practice and considered that they led to improved patient outcomes. Positive responses towards the Guidelines increased between 2002 and 2006. © 2010 Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology.
Keyword Guidelines
Implementation
Nurses
Renal
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 13 July 2009

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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