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A patient arrives for her hemodialysis treatment complaining of flulike symptoms and says she has been vomiting. Which of the following laboratory values should be reported immediately to the physician?
A patient is diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. She requests information about the pathophysiology of her disease. Which of the following statements is correct about adult polycystic kidney disease?
A patient is experiencing an anaphylactic reaction to a new antibiotic. Which of the following actions should be performed immediately?
How do doctors know that there may be damage to the glomeruli?
You remove a patient’s usual 2 kilos, but this BP is still elevated at 180/90. What is a good question to ask?
A question you can ask that can help your patients to improve their own health is:
If alarms go off on all of the dialysis machines at the same time , what might you suspect?
What type of blood pump pressure is always positive?
If your area has hydraulic fracking , what might you check the tap water for ?
Why must we avoid cannulating into enlarging pseudoaneurysms?
Which technique is a way to precisely control water removal during hemodialysis without adding sodium to a patient’s blood?
What could a drop in pressure after the backflow prevention device mean?
What is the minimum of level Kt/v of standard in-center hemodialysis?
What are the main risks to patients of too much aluminum in dialysis water?
What is the target serum albumin level for people on dialysis to reduce the risks of death?
What do all of the skin antiseptics that you may use to prep a fistula have in common?
What are the biggest risks of vascular access for patients who do hemodialysis ?
If you start the blood pump and the patients complains of pain in the access arm , and you see a hematoma, what may have happened?
What is the purpose of triage during an emergency ?
Trouble walking and skipped heartbeats could be symptoms of ?
Research has found that compared to using a new dialyzers for each treatment , patient survival with reprocessed dialyzers is :
What is the difference dual bed and mixed bed deionization systems?
What are endotoxin ?
Just after you start a treatment with a new dialyzer, a patient becomes anxious, starts to itch , and has trouble breathing. Which of these is the most likely cause , and why?
The main risks of dialysate that is too warm is:
What should you see in a water treatment system before and after and booster pump?
Very low arterial pressure during a treatament should alert you to:
What step may we take to unclog sediment filters?
Which of the following is true about diffusion :
What may happen if a patient exercises the right to use a new dialyzer at each treatment?
What might be a a clue that a patient has had a vein transposed to create a fistula?
When you take a manual blood pressure at what point do you hear the systolic number?
Why is it vital to monitor water in the water storage tank?
As a new technician , what is the best way for you to approach cannulation of a brand new fistula?
What are the biggest advantages of grafts hemodialysis access?
If patients must evacuate you are , what is a valid concern about special need shelters ?
What is an aneurysm?
Which of these signs might suggest stenosis in an arteriovenous fistula or graft?
What is true about a stent placed in a patient’s fistula ?
What event is a dialysis clinic should make you suspect a water treatment problem?
What is a pseudoaneurysm?
In peritoneal dialysis, what is dwell time?
Which statement best describes the ESRD Networks?
If you see that patient’s hand on the fistula arm looks blue or pale, what could this mean?
How long before cannulation should a patient apply topical lidocaine cream to numb needle sites?
Two treatments that patients commonly receive for anemia include:
Which of the following statement is true about the first90days on dialysis?
How much water will you remove from a patients in a 4-hours treatment using a dialyzer with a KUF of 10 mL/hr/mmhg at a TMP of 80mmHg?
All CQI efforts use a ___________________(PDCA) cycle:
What is true of dialyzer membrane with a high (850 mL/min) KoA?