Access Flow Measurement

  1. 0 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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    zero. has '6' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Nephro-Dialysis / Intervention Radio'. From 'Caribbean'; Joined Jul '12; Posts: 48; Likes: 18.

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  4. Visit  Brookeylea profile page
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    We have the 2008k machines and run AF at 300
  5. Visit  nurseREA profile page
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    We use 2008T and start the treatment at BFR 300 until test is complete and then increase to their prescribed BFR.
  6. Visit  jdethman profile page
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    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.
  7. Visit  amazeRN profile page
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    We also run a BFR of 300 during access flow testing.


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