Management of clotted circuit causing blood loss part 2

Haemodialysis

 

Signs to help recognise when a circuit may be clotting are:

  • Venous blood returning is much darker than blood in arterial line or pre dialyser
  • Blood clots and line of blood is visible around venous chamber
  • Venous pressure increases
  • Transmembran pressure rises
  • Air detector alarm is activated
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