Perspectives from the ICU
PERSONAL EXPERIENCES WITH CRRT
Melissa discusses CRRT use on patient with life-threatening arrythmia
"I just remember he was suffering from a life-threatening arrhythmia, attributed to the potassium levels. And he was too unstable for normal dialysis. Because we had that option (CRRT), we were able to decrease his serum potassium rapidly, without worsening his hypotension, without worsening his other organ failure, and stop the arrhythmogenic situation."
– Melissa Bastin-Thompson, PharmD, BCPS
Becca talks about using CRRT on a cardiac-arrest patient
"We had a cardiac arrest patient who was still not talkative after hypothermic protocol. We did CRRT on him just to see if it would help. I came in on Monday and he’s talking and making jokes. And I mean it was just amazing…"
– Becca Bauer, RN
Dr. Aycinena discusses his experience with CRRT for patient with mantle cell lymphoma
"The most dramatic cases that I have experienced both had mantle cell lymphoma. I remember one patient came in loaded on pressors…we thought was going to pass away and he did a one-eighty, and within 24 hours was off any pressors. I think the (CRRT) combined with the chemotherapy really made a difference."
– Juan Carlos Aycinena, MD
Jillian discusses use of CRRT on patient with HUS
"We had a young girl come in that ended up having HUS. And she was literally on her deathbed. We hooked her up (to CRRT) and three days later she was extubated, a week and a half later she was out of the ICU, and two weeks later back at school."
– Jillian Kouns, RN
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Indications and Usage
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MARS is indicated for the treatment of drug overdose and poisonings. The only requirement is that the drug or chemical be dialyzable (in unbound form) and bound by charcoal and/or ion exchange resins.