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In your facility,what do you do when patient experience chills during HD treatment?:idea:... Read More

  1. by   penem10
    Work them up for infection. Draw blood cultures, look for s/s of infection ie: respiratory, kidney, catheter, assess access. No s/s? Rule out this first then consider the flu? Did they get a flu shot?

    If they do exhibit s/s of infection or sepsis, consider an antibiotic for the source of infection.

    Are you using a lower temperature for your dialslate solution? This can make them chilly also.

    Hope this helps.
    Robin A. Clark, RN, CDN
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