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Guidelines, Protocols & Clinical Tools

You can find a range of patient information handouts, including dialysis options, vascular access and GN information in the For Patients section of the website.

New Renal Program and Facility Development

CKD (non-dialysis)

GN Network

Pharmacy and Formulary

Independent Hemodyalisis

PD

HD

Vascular Access

Infectious Diseases

Water Quality

Other Guidelines

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Hemodialysis Clinical Decision Support Tools

  • Heparin Adjustment Protocol (under revision)
  • Hemodialysis: Circle Protocol for Temporary Interruption of Dialysis (under revision)
  • Intradialytic Hypotension Protocol (under revision)
  • Renal Precaution Orders

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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Physicians

  • The Clinical Practice Guidelines for Physicians have been developed by the Guidelines and Protocols Advisory Committee on behalf of the Medical Services Commission. The guidelines are intended to give an understanding of a clinical problem and outline one or more preferred approaches to the investigation and management of the problem.

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Clinical Practice Standards and Guidelines for Dialysis Water Quality

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Dialyzability of Drugs in Intermittent Hemodialysis

Drug removal during hemodialysis affects drug effectiveness, the administration timing around the dialysis schedule, and the needs for supplemental dosing. This website contains dialyzability data from a literature review of pharmacokinetic studies in intermittent hemodialysis, pharmacokinetic parameters of the drugs, along with drug dosing recommendations in intermittent hemodialysis.

Intradialytic Parenteral Nutrition (IDPN) Guidelines

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Independent Hemodialysis Guidelines and Tools

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Infectious Disease Guidelines

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Kidney Care Guidelines (Non-Dialysis-Dependent CKD)

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Pediatric Dialysis Policies and Procedures

The following policies and procedures were developed for use within the BC Children’s Hospital Renal Program. These will benefit and standardize the care effectively to most pediatric patients in whom they are applied. It remains the treating physician’s responsibility to consider any unique issues that might be pertinent to the current scenario and to make adjustments to the application of the guidelines to best treat the individual patient.

Peritoneal Dialysis

Contamination

Peritonitis

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Peritoneal Dialysis Guidelines

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Provincial Renal Program Guidelines

  • Provincial Renal Program Guidelines provide a framework for health authorities to follow in the development and management of programs. These guidelines – the first of their kind in Canada – were developed by BCPRA and the renal care community, and are formally endorsed by the BC Ministry of Health. The goal of the guidelines is to support equitable distribution of high quality renal care to patients across BC.
  • The Clinical Practice Guideline for Physicians have been developed by the Guidelines and Protocols Advisory Committee on behalf of the Medical Services Commission. The Guidelines are intended to give an understanding of a clinical problem and outline one or more preferred approaches to the investigation and management of the problem.

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