Presentation on theme: "Thermic Control in PCRRT Theresa A. Mottes RN Research & Dialysis Nurse C. S. Mott Childrens Hospital University of Michigan."— Presentation transcript:
Thermic Control in PCRRT Theresa A. Mottes RN Research & Dialysis Nurse C. S. Mott Childrens Hospital University of Michigan
Sources of Heat Loss b Circuit heat loss large circuit volumelarge circuit volume blood flow rate dependentblood flow rate dependent dialysate rate dependentdialysate rate dependent
Sources of Heat Loss b Patient Heat Loss Large Hemofiltration circuit volumes relative to the patient sizeLarge Hemofiltration circuit volumes relative to the patient size External influencesExternal influences
Techniques for Thermic Control b Patient Warming Techniques Over-the-bed WarmerOver-the-bed Warmer –infants Warming BlanketWarming Blanket –older children Increase Room TemperatureIncrease Room Temperature
Techniques for Thermic Control b Circuit Warming Devices Blood WarmerBlood Warmer –Placed on the return line closest to the access Dialysate/Replacement Fluid WarmerDialysate/Replacement Fluid Warmer –Spectratherm –will be less effective if using Pre-filter Replacement Fluid
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