I am a dialysis nurse working in an inpatient, acute care setting. Where I work, the dialysis staff sets up the CRRT (PRISMA), provides teaching to the critical care staff, changes the set-up when the sytem clots, makes the changes when there is a change in modality ordered (ie: SCUF to CVVHD), on call for problems, and discontinues the treatment when so ordered. Please tell me how it is handled where you work. I would also like to know what area you work in (ie: ICU, CCU, SICU, TICU, CVRR, Dialysis, etc.) and how you feel about your CRRT resonsibilities. Thanks in advance.
one other thing to add, pharmacy mixes all the dialysate, and replacement fluids.
Last edit by nilepoc on Oct 12, '01