Here too, Ageless!
Just did one yesterday. We use Urokinase, same procedure as yours. Leave in 30 minutes, start tx. Repeat if necc'y. With our problem caths, we also flush the dialyzer with100 ml saline every half hour, and add the total flush volumes into their goal before tx. begins. This is mailnly to keep the dialyzer from clotting, not the cath itself. But as you well know, caths seem to bog down a dialyzer. Do you all have heparin pumps on your machines? We use ours on nearly half our patients. Along with the bolus beforehand. They really work well.
Nice to see this dailysis forum taking off. Now.. about COMPLIANCE.... !!!!
That wil be a whole NUTHER discussion ! Would lile to see how everyone deals with compliance issues, and what works best for them ! Not COMING to tx., but with the diet/fluids issue ! We have some REAL problem children... only a few, but boy-oh-boy !!! Any suggestions that have worked for you? Shoot 'em on my way !