According to Peden (2005), chronic kidney disorders occur in five stages. In the first stages the kidney thou not fully effective and efficient, it is able to perform less of its duties. Getting into the fifth and last stage, it excretes fewer products if any. This stage is scientifically referred to as end stage of renal disease (ESRD). Bearing in mind that the body still needs to excrete its waste products despite failure of the excretion system, there are a number of methods or resources that a health information consultant can find helpful in consulting for ESRD facilities which are beneficial to him or her and the patient.
These resources include dialysis unit, Renal Management Information System, Renal Replacement Therapy, ESRD network and heath care people.
Excretion of metabolic waste products and excess water using a machine is called dialysis. It comprises of two types, that is hem dialysis and peritoneal dialysis. It is done thrice per week at a health facility or even at home thus making it more effective for the patients. Peritoneal can even be administered when one is sleeping.
ESRD Network enhances processing and analyzing data. This data is mainly provided by ESRD facilities and helps in provision of various types of services, for instance education of the patients. Renal management information system is another resource referring to a system that access and stores data in the program management of the ESRD.
In some cases, a kidney can be replaced with a compatible kidney and function normally. This is known as renal replacement therapy. The patient regains his kidney functions and is able to excrete as usual. More so, there are health care people who support and help the patient in his recovery and can be able to provide effective information to a health information consultant on the progress of the patient.
Peden, A. H. (2005). Comparative health information management (3rd Ed.). Australia: Delmar Learning.