Does anyone have information or best practice articles on when is the best time to give the normal dialysis meds such as EPO, Iron, Hectorol. I have a nurse on the unit that the first second the pt gets hooked on the machine she is there giving the meds. So, one pt demanded he not get his meds until the last 30 min of tx, stating one of his nephrologists told him it is best to receive meds the last few min of tx other wise they get dialyzed out, pt asked this nurse to research this, but so far she didn't get back to him.
I know I read this info somewhere, but I'm having trouble finding this information.
When do you give meds? I usually give about 2 hours into tx, pt usually has aprox. 1 hour left of tx time.