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Do You Really Know Your Pump Flow?

Posted by Roger DeLong, CP, PE, MBA on Jul 13, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Adequately delivered blood flow is necessary for effective hemodialysis, which according to a 2008 national Japanese survey, was on average 197 ± 31 ml/min. With this in mind, a group of Japanese clinicians sought to find the discrepancies between actual delivered flow and the pump flow reported by the dialysis machine.

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Topics: Hemodialysis, Dialysis Delivered Blood Flow

Four Ways Measuring Blood Flow Optimizes Hemodialysis Adequacy

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Nov 10, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Transonic ’s Gold Standard Hemodialysis optimizes dialysis adequacy by:

  1. Identifying a Discrepancy Between Pump Setting & Delivered Blood Flow as a result of:
    • Effects of negative pump pressure effects;
    • Condition of access;
    • Needle size & placement;
    • Kinked or occluded tubing;
    • Calibration of the dialysis machine;
    • Change in type of dialysis tubing,
    • Calibration of Flow/dilution Sensors.
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Topics: Catheter Adequacy, VA Flow & Patency, Dialysis Delivered Blood Flow, VA Recirculation, Hemodialysis

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