HeRO Graft

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by zero. zero. Member

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

Has anybody have experience with the HeRO graft?

It's a hybrid of a CVC+AVG. (pretty cool idea!) HeRO Graft

It's indicated for catheter depended patients due to central stenosis and also for those running out (or ran out) of peripheral vascular access options!

Please share your experience if you have come across it in the clinical area.

Thanks!

lsvgsdawn

lsvgsdawn

18 Posts

I had a patient in PCU with one the other day...

Loveyourkidneys

Loveyourkidneys

30 Posts

Stay out of the coil when cannulating and don't let their bp bottom out or it will clot. NEVER EVER EVER EVER CLAMP ONE. EVER!!!! They have this as a last option. Take the time to hold sites.

Chimera123

Chimera123, BSN

Specializes in ICU. 16 Posts

NEVER. EVER. CLAMP. a HERO graft. I agree. Take time to hold the arm. Discharge patient with band-aid on. DO NOT use an occlusive dressing (rolled gauze). Always wait for the site to clot then put a band-aid on.

Loveyourkidneys

Loveyourkidneys

30 Posts

NEVER. EVER. CLAMP. a HERO graft. I agree. Take time to hold the arm. Discharge patient with band-aid on. DO NOT use an occlusive dressing (rolled gauze). Always wait for the site to clot then put a band-aid on.

Why not the rolled gauze? Never heard that so I'm curious. We have two hero grafts at our clinic. Maybe I'm doing it wrong [emoji37]

GeauxNursing

GeauxNursing

Specializes in Dialysis. 800 Posts

I've seen 2. 1 of them never worked. The other one would never stop bleeding. Every treatment, excessive bleeding.