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  • Posted in: Acute Care SPN

    Agree with Faith that the prime rate should not be excessive - see manufacturer's recommendations.  Once the blood side of the dialyzer is primed, venous end up, forcing air up and out, vigorous tapping, banging or shaking can create micro-bubbles that ...

  • Posted in: Hemodialysis SPN

    Our local community college is starting a CCHT course, and I was contacted by a telemetry tech in my hospital to see if she can "shadow" in dialysis in preparation for her instructing the CCHT course at the college. I was flabbergasted to think that the ...

  • Posted in: Acute Care SPN

    My only thought about checking adequacy in acute settings is that the clinic routinely does this. Not many patients are going to be in-patient for the month interval where it's normally checked, so the occasion to do a check is infrequent. This leads ...

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