Access Flow Measurement

  1. Hi!

    We recently started using new dialysis machines, Fresenius 2008T and when we started doing access flow measurements for our patients with AVF's and grafts, there's been several discussions as to what the Qb should be during access flow reading.

    The machine's manual states Qb should be at 200mL/min, but some colleagues prefer to have it run on the patient's prescribed Qb while the machine is on access flow reading.

    I follow the machine's manual, but other colleagues just don't.

    How about you guys? Any input will be highly appreciated.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Brookeylea
    We have the 2008k machines and run AF at 300
  4. by   nurseREA
    We use 2008T and start the treatment at BFR 300 until test is complete and then increase to their prescribed BFR.
  5. by   jdethman
    Quote from zero.
    Hi!

    We recently started using new dialysis machines, Fresenius 2008T and when we started doing access flow measurements for our patients with AVF's and grafts, there's been several discussions as to what the Qb should be during access flow reading.

    The machine's manual states Qb should be at 200mL/min, but some colleagues prefer to have it run on the patient's prescribed Qb while the machine is on access flow reading.

    I follow the machine's manual, but other colleagues just don't.

    How about you guys? Any input will be highly appreciated.
    The other above posts are correct.
  6. by   amazeRN
    We also run a BFR of 300 during access flow testing.

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Access Flow Measurement