Wrong Dialyzer

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    What the correct way to deal with wrong Dialyzer ?
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    Check the doctors order before you set up the machine. Very easy to do in our clinic with chairside computers.
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    What do you mean wrong dialyzer?Is this a resuse situation?
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    I mean used wrong Dialyzer for patient .
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    Ugh - bad news. Im gathering you are not in the US by your username? Do you check hepatitis status on everyone every month? Of course the source pt and recipient must be checked for hepatitis, HIV. Also, if either is transplant eligible, do they have CMV or anything else?
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    If you are using new, sterile dialysers each dialysis, then a wrong dialyser would be a clinical incident, and a report would need to be filled out, however no harm would come to the patient, they would just have the one less than perfect run (excluding acute settings).

    If you are re-using dialysers, that's a whole different story, and I think traumaRus is more qualified to talk about it than me.
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    Quote from traumaRUs
    Ugh - bad news. Im gathering you are not in the US by your username? Do you check hepatitis status on everyone every month? Of course the source pt and recipient must be checked for hepatitis, HIV. Also, if either is transplant eligible, do they have CMV or anything else?
    My colleague commenced the wrong dialyzer to the patient , after a few minutes she found the mistake , both involved the patients are non-hep B , and not on the transplant list.

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    Quote from uae808
    My colleague commenced the wrong dialyzer to the patient , after a few minutes she found the mistake , both involved the patients are non-hep B , and not on the transplant list.

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    Is your dialysis unit on a RE-USE system, or you practice single use of dialyzers?
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    Reused dialyzer .

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    What about hep C? HIV?


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