Managing patients who shorten their dialysis session

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Patients who shorten their prescribed dialysis session endanger their health

Try and establish the reason for shortening of session:

  • Does the patient have an important commitment elsewhere at that particular time e.g. funeral, job interview or other medical appointment.
  • If there are financial, family/carer responsibilities that are regularly causing treatment shortening consider referral to benefits advisor with patient’s permission
  • If patient state they are unwell, try to establish if further medical help is required
  • If patient is low in mood and finding dialysis difficult consider psychological referral with patient permission
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One Response to Managing patients who shorten their dialysis session

  1. Ankit Thapa says:

    Oh this image is familiar, that dialysis machine, the blood coming in and out, resting on a hospital bed, my maternal uncle used to have 2 dialysis session in a week, ! session would last 4 hours.

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