A patient is being discharged after a bilateral nephrectomy. The patient will perform peritoneal dialysis at home. Which of the following best promotes continuity of care?


• In addition to thorough discharge instructions, the nurse should arrange for a home health nurse to assist the patient in performing dialysis to ensure proper technique

• Nutrition is important, but simply asking the wife to make sure he eats enough is not adequate. The patient and his wife will need detailed diet instructions

• Contacting the National Kidney Foundation and referral to a physical therapist is not a priority

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