Crit lines

  1. Hello fellow dialysis nurses.
    I am presently on Maternity leave. Up here in Canada we have a yr off for Mat leave and I am coming up to my year and feel like I am out of the loop!! I was in the states when I had my first child and only got 6 wks off. The only advantage to this was I was able to get back into the swing of things rather easily.
    Since I have been off our unit has installed crit lines to our machines. Can anyone give me some info on them so I am not completely lost when I go back to work.
    Thanks
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    Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 9
    Dialysis Nurse

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  3. by   RM23
    Quote from missmacrn
    Hello fellow dialysis nurses.
    I am presently on Maternity leave. Up here in Canada we have a yr off for Mat leave and I am coming up to my year and feel like I am out of the loop!! I was in the states when I had my first child and only got 6 wks off. The only advantage to this was I was able to get back into the swing of things rather easily.
    Since I have been off our unit has installed crit lines to our machines. Can anyone give me some info on them so I am not completely lost when I go back to work.
    Thanks

    i believe they have a webiste... critline.com but not sure. If you call the company their nurse educators are wonderful about helping and answering questions.
  4. by   nosonew
    Have never heard of this...what type of machines? We use Althins right now...but all have around 10,000 hours, so we are beginning to have problems. Hope they change soon!

    Interesting...crit lines. Hmmm....
  5. by   missmacrn
    Thanks to RM 3 I found a lot of info on the crit line site.
    To nosonew we use althins as well. We have some new, most of them are older machines though. The crit line is software put into the machine that monitors the patients blood volume and hct...it is complicated but to make it simple it allows the nurse to monitor a graft that can show if a pt is going to crash.
    Thanks for the replies.

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