[PDF] Planning, initiating and withdrawal of renal replacement therapy: 6th edition

Renal Association
Renal Association
Publication date:
01 February 2014


This guideline provides recommendations on best practice in the planning, initiating and withdrawal of renal replacement therapy. The guideline links with many of the objectives relating to renal replacement therapy described within the National Service Framework for Renal Services Part 1 which is applicable to England and Wales. This NSF document highlighted the need for renal units to deliver individualised patient education to allow patients to make an informed choice of treatment modality, timely preparation for renal replacement therapy and empowerment of the patient from the start to the end of their treatment pathway.