Phosphate: The Forgotten Electrolyte
The kidneys' most important function is the regulation of electrolytes, one of which is phosphorous. Greater than 60% of patients will present with hyperphosphatemia with acute renal failure. Pam Waters discusses how you can help critically ill patients with CRRT therapy.
PRISMAFLEX - CVVHDF: Citrate External Calcium
Cynthia Chasteen MSN, MSNA, RN discusses a method for citrate anticoagulation for CVVHDF that can be used with the PRISMAFLEX System when an external syringe/infusion pump is used to deliver calcium supplementation to the patient.View resource
Preventing Hypophosphatemia and Improving Patient Outcomes in CRRT
Dr. Melissa Thompson-Bastin discusses managing phosphate levels and preventing hypophosphatemia in CRRT, as well as how and when to implement Baxter's renal replacement solutions.View resource
TMP and Filter Pressure Drop
Kathy Worthington, MSN, RN discusses factors affecting circuit life, CRRT hemodynamics and troubleshooting tips.View resource