What is KTVO?

  1. We just started using this function on our freesnius machines. We have to documented the amount the delivered. What is KTVO? What does it tell me about my pateint's tx? Is it similiar to the crit line? Thank you.
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   augigi
    Last edit by augigi on Nov 21, '06 : Reason: Wrong info
  4. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    The OP is talking about readings on a dialysis machine, not an IV infusion pump. In some units, KTVO is first recorded KT/V of the month.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    kt/V is a measurement of adequacy of an individual dialysis treatment.
  6. by   Farkinott
    Just type kt/v into dogpile.com (search engine) and you should find enough information to keep you happy
  7. by   care4u247
    ktvo means keep the vein open.. using iv fluids...
  8. by   traumaRUs
    KVO - keep vein open

    Kt/V is a dialysis measurement of adequacy

    It is always important to understand the context of the abbreviation. This also shows the point of not using abbreviations unless absolutely necessary.
  9. by   prmenrs
    I've seen KTVO to mean "Keep THE Vein Open".

    Perhaps a little inservice on what it is on that machine?
  10. by   NRSKarenRN
    hemodialysis dose andadequacy

    [font=classicalgaramondbt-roman]to see whether dialysis is removing
    [font=classicalgaramondbt-roman]enough urea, the clinic should periodically—
    [font=classicalgaramondbt-roman]normally once a month—test a
    [font=classicalgaramondbt-roman]patient’s blood to measure dialysis adequacy.
    [font=classicalgaramondbt-roman]blood is sampled at the start of
    [font=classicalgaramondbt-roman]dialysis and at the end. the levels of
    [font=classicalgaramondbt-roman]urea in the two blood samples are then
    [font=classicalgaramondbt-roman]compared. two methods are generally
    [font=classicalgaramondbt-roman]used to assess dialysis adequacy, urr
    [font=classicalgaramondbt-roman]and kt/v...
  11. by   traumaRUs
    Prmers - my point exactly. Abbreviations mean different things in different specialities. This is exactly whey they should be avoided.

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