Risk Management

How to minimize the risks

ALL patients on HD are exposed to the risk of VND – a potentially life-threatening complication during treatment
Currently the usual HD blood flow rate is ≥350ml/min
A dislodged needle can cause SEVERE BLOOD LOSS within a few minutes

In Collaboration with the American and European nurse associations we have developed a Poster. A Poster which includes 12 Steps to follow to minimize the risk of VND, recommended by the Nephrology Nurses.

  1. Hurst J. Venous Needle Dislodgement-A Universal Concern. European Nephrology, 2011;5(2):148–51.
  2. Axley B, Speranza-Reid J, Williams H. Venous Needle Dislodgement in Patients on Hemodialysis. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 2012; 39(6):435-445.
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