Hi all. Looking for research information and thoughts/comments on everyone's current practice.
Do your units have a maximum level at which they will ultrafiltrate a patient? Does anyone know of any literature out there to back this discussion. We have a patient - younger, noncompliant with fluids,meds, diet etc etc. Anyway - he likes to have the staff in our unit set the UF rate at as high as 3000ml/hr for the first half of his 3:30 treatment. He has wicked cramps and is known to go hypotensive. We are not comfortable with this UF rate but have nothing to back us up when we want to refuse.
Would welcome all thoughts and comments.