Hemodialysis is a commonly used therapy for renal failure in critically ill patients. This article reviews components of the hemodialysis system, including vascular access, and provides an explanation of principles underlying the hemodialysis process. Expected patient responses and potential complications of hemodialysis therapy are emphasized. Critical care nursing interventions for the care of patients before, during, and after dialysis also are outlined
Renal Replacement| August 01 1992
Acute Hemodialysis: Issues in the Critically Ill
Patricia Peschman, RN, MS, CNN
From Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1992) 3 (3): 545–557.
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Patricia Peschman; Acute Hemodialysis: Issues in the Critically Ill. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 August 1992; 3 (3): 545–557. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1992-3002
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