Hemodialysis: Patient Teaching
by Cathy Parkes November 10, 2022 Updated: November 16, 2022
A patient undergoing hemodialysis may have an arteriovenous fistula in the arm. Educate patient that blood pressures, IVs, and blood draws must be done from the arm without the shunt. Also educate patients not to sleep on the arm with the fistula, and perform hand exercises to mature a new fistula.
To understand the cause of different fetal heart rate patterns, remember VEAL CHOP.
Variable decelerations -> Cord compression.
Early deceleration -> Head compression.
Accelerations -> OK.
Late decelerations -> Placental Insufficiency.
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