Hemodialysis procedure is performed once kidney function drops below 10% to 15%. With the mentioned glomerular filtration rate, the kidneys cannot anymore filter the blood and make urine causing toxins to build up in the body along with excess fluid. The hemodialysis procedure replaces kidney function filtering waste, removing extra fluid and balancing electrolytes.
For aspiring dialysis nurses, below is a hemodialysis procedure step by step video using the Bbraun Dialog+ machine to guide you in your review.
Hemodialysis procedure video
Bbraun Dialog+ machine set-up and prime
Bbraun Dialog+ machine rods and couplings
Bbraun Dialog+ machine initiation of treatment
Bbraun Dialog+ machine termination of treatment
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