crrt - replacement fluid?

  1. 0 With regard to continual renal replacement therapy, from my understanding, replacement fluid is used to cause convection, ie. to flush the blood through the filter giving it extra 'umph' so that more ultrafiltrate is created. How can adding replacement fluid after the filter be of any use in this respect? Is adding it after just so that you can add drugs without them being filtered, but not getting the benefits of convection? Any help anyone?
  2. Enjoy this?

    Join thousands and get our weekly Nursing Insights newsletter with the hottest discussions, articles, and toons.

  3. Tags
    Visit  sister s profile page

    About sister s

    From 'Australia'; Joined Aug '07; Posts: 34; Likes: 21.

Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.