What will happen if no diffusion for 1 hour during dialysis ,is harmful to patient?

  1. Hi
    what will happen if no diffusion for 1hour during dialysis ?
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    Do you mean ultrafiltration or removing of fluid for one hr?
  4. by   uae808
    I mean no dialysate supply , UF was on .
  5. by   Islnd_RN
    To put it simply, the patient did not have his blood cleaned for the first hour. Instead he or she was only getting fluid removed, therefore did not receive adequate removal of waste. It is essentially the same as shortening their time by an hour. They could experience increased symptoms of itchiness, difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, tiredness. This happened in a clinic I worked in- we kept the pt an extra hour with the UF off.
    Last edit by Islnd_RN on Aug 23, '12