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Why does the dialysis blood comes out of arterial shunt and comes back into the veins??

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Shouldn't be the other way around?

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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Which vessel has higher pressure? That's where you want outflow. Which has lower pressure? That's where you want inflow.

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KatieMI has 6 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine.

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Which vessel has higher pressure? That's where you want outflow. Which has lower pressure? That's where you want inflow.

... and that's the way nephrons (the microscopic main structural part of the kidney) actually work. High pressure in artery pushes water and filtrable materials through the membrane till the pressure equalizes.

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