is the treamtment fir kidney failure that helps filter waste products from the blood when the kidneys are not properly working.
where can dialysis be done?
inthe hospital, a dialysis center, or at home.
is a treatment that provides an artificial kidney function through a shunt.
where is the sunt placed?
under the skin through the arterioventricular site (brachial artery).
whatis another word for shunt?
fistulas or grafts
what is hemodialysis considered?
a sterile procedure.
who preforms hemodialysis?
a specialty nurse.
what are the 4 nursing interventions for dialysis?
ensure all connections are taped and secured to the extremity
ensure all connections are visiable
check BP & HR Q 30 mins while in dialysis
assess PT Q 30 mins for complications
what are the 5 saftey precautions used in dialysis?
DO NOT take BP on shunted are
DO NOT take blood for shunted arm
DO NOT wear tight cloths on shunted arm
DO NOT lay on shunted arm
DO NOT care heavy loads
report anyswelling, discloration, drainage, coldness, numbness or weakness in hand