Matthew Jose

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Academic renal physician at the Royal Hobart Hospital and Professor of Medicine for the University of Tasmania.

Matthew Jose is an academic renal physician at the Royal Hobart Hospital and Professor of Medicine for the University of Tasmania.

Some of his previous roles include Australian nomination to the ISN disaster relief committee, Chair of the Steering Committee of Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA). He is currently co-convenor for the CARI Clinical Guidelines: Caring for Australians Zealanders with kidney impairment Kidney Stones Working Group.

Presentation: Rare events on dialysis

In ANZ last year there were over 2 million haemodialysis episodes and 1 million days of peritoneal dialysis, spread across more than 120 dialysis units and 7.7 million km2. Whilst much is routine and expected, rare events do occur including blood stream infections (approximately 1 per 1000 catheter days), catastrophic bleeding vascular access (1 per 1000 patient-years), air embolism, haemolysis and external disasters (earthquakes & cyclones). Sharing our learnings from these rare events are critical for patient care.