Calculate fluid removal and dialysis plan based on observations and patient assessment. Ensure patient understands the need for any re-setting of dry weight or other changes to treatment.
Review and prepare for any pre-dialysis testing (such as blood borne virus, meticillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, monitoring blood etc). Complete any pre-dialysis checks, to ensure the dialysis is delivered in the correct environment (e.g. isolation or no isolation)