Although hemodialysis has become a routine treatment, adverse side effects and occasionally life threatening clinical complications still happen. In cooperation with the ANNA and EDTNA organization, a poster was created with 12 practice recommendations to help reduce the risk and detect blood loss as early as possible.
RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL
Each patient should be assessed for the risk of VND. Minimizing the risk of VND requires a combination of skills, vigilance and technology. The assessment tool allows staff to identify the highest risk patients for whom devices intended to detect blood loss to the environment can be used to ensure that an alarm is raised if VND occurs.