Management of headache on haemodialysis part 2

Haemodialysis 5

 

Intervention:

  • Check observations-treat cause if able using listed intervention
  • Discuss with consultant if blood pressure markedly raised
  • Administer prescribed analgesia
  • Consider reducing blood flow (but not less 250 ml/min)
  • Reassess fluid removal and dry weight (if considered too low)
  • Consider stopping ultrafiltration until headache has settled
  • Consider changing from heomodialysis to haemodiafiltration
  • Treat magnesium defisiency
  • Consider adjusting dialysate sodium levels
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