Management of air embolism during haemodialysis part 6

Haemodialysis

 

Management of an air embolism

For patient with a kidney dialysis catheter:

  1. Stop blood pump. Re-position the patent and flush lumens with 0.9% sodium chloride for injection
  2. If blood flow is achieved but still below the patient’s prescribed blood flow, consider intra-dialysis infusion
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