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Revista de la Sociedad Española de Enfermería Nefrológica

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CIRERA SEGURA, Francisco; REINA NEYRA, Esperanza Macarena  and  MARTIN ESPEJO, Jesús Lucas. Design of an informative guide for dialysis patients who are candidates for transplant. Rev Soc Esp Enferm Nefrol [online]. 2006, vol.9, n.1, pp.48-53. ISSN 1139-1375.

A guide has been designed with basic information on the kidney transplant process that patients on dialysis need to know. To prepare this guide, we started by compiling the questions raised by the dialysis patients we work with on a daily basis. The guide contains information on the entire transplant process, from the steps required to be included on the waiting list, to self-care after the transplant, comparing it to a journey, with the following sections: • Prologue and index • Introduction • The waiting list: "How to obtain your ticket". This section sets out the prior steps to get on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. • Kidney transplant: "A new passenger". This section covers the time spent in hospital in the kidney transplant process. • Self-care: "The Journey Continues". This section educates the patient by giving recommendations and measures to promote health after the transplant. • Contact numbers, question forms, medication and constants. The guide is entitled "Information on kidney transplants: Patient's manual" and its purpose is to improve renal patients' information about the transplant, and provide Nursing with a working tool to unify criteria, thus improving the quality of care we offer to our patients.

Keywords : Patient education; Informative guide; Renal transplant.

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