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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bleeding Problems - Conditions Caused by Chronic Kidney Failure

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• Complex blood factor changes
• Easy bruising
• GI bleeding
• Blood in the stool
• Nosebleeds

Your Role in Bleeding Problem Management
• Question patients about any bleeding between dialysis treatments.
• Report excessive postdialysis bleeding to the nurse.
• If you are allowed to give heparin, be sure that the dose is correct
• If bleeding occurs, get advice from the nurse about how the heparin dose should be changed.
• Report excessive dialyzer clotting to the nurse

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