Finding Ways to Reduce Coronavirus Exposure During Dialysis

20 avril 2020

Source : JAMA Network

Auteur : Rita Rubin

Medical News & Perspectives

Suzanne Watnick, MD, got the call at 9PM Friday, February 28. Aman in his 50s who received dialysis treatments at a Northwest Kidney Centers facility in Seattle was the first person with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to die in the United States. Watnick, the nonprofit dialysis organization’s chief medical officer, immediately called Elizabeth McNamara, RN, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer. The patient had last undergone dialysis at one of Northwest Kidney Centers’ 19 sites a week earlier.

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