Access Flow Measurement

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by zero. zero. Member

Specializes in Nephro-Dialysis / Intervention Radio. Has 6 years experience.

Hi!

We recently started using new dialysis machines, Fresenius 2008T and when we started doing access flow measurements for our patients with AVF's and grafts, there's been several discussions as to what the Qb should be during access flow reading.

The machine's manual states Qb should be at 200mL/min, but some colleagues prefer to have it run on the patient's prescribed Qb while the machine is on access flow reading.

I follow the machine's manual, but other colleagues just don't.

How about you guys? Any input will be highly appreciated.

Brookeylea

Brookeylea

32 Posts

We have the 2008k machines and run AF at 300

nurseREA

nurseREA

7 Posts

We use 2008T and start the treatment at BFR 300 until test is complete and then increase to their prescribed BFR.

jdethman

jdethman

Specializes in Nephrology. Has 6 years experience. 66 Posts

Hi!

We recently started using new dialysis machines, Fresenius 2008T and when we started doing access flow measurements for our patients with AVF's and grafts, there's been several discussions as to what the Qb should be during access flow reading.

The machine's manual states Qb should be at 200mL/min, but some colleagues prefer to have it run on the patient's prescribed Qb while the machine is on access flow reading.

I follow the machine's manual, but other colleagues just don't.

How about you guys? Any input will be highly appreciated.

The other above posts are correct.

amazeRN

amazeRN

Specializes in Dialysis, geri,. Has 3 years experience. 11 Posts

We also run a BFR of 300 during access flow testing.

integrativenurse

Has 20 years experience. 47 Posts

Qb of 300 during flow testing then switch back to prescribed Qb for the rest of the treatment.