welp today i was infiltrated for the second time in 10 days of dialysis treatments…totally sucks…had to go home without being dialysised…..
Well whats infiltration i was asked…..since this has happened twice to me ..i have been INFILTRATED an was not able to get my dialysis done…an have a seriously bruised up arm 😦 is what it is 😦 oh well. tryin to keep sunny side up here 🙂
cheers frum da’ Q
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Vascular access is the circulatory site that makes the connection between the patient’s circulation and the hemodialysis machine possible. Blood is pulled out of the body by the blood pump through the vascular access. The pump will then force the blood through the dialyzer and back to the patient’s bloodstream.
(A needle infiltration occurs when the needle dislodges from inside the vascular access during cannulation or during the dialysis treatment itself.)
Cannulation is the insertion of a needle cannula into a blood vessel to drain blood or administer blood back into circulation. When the patient has an infiltration, blood may leak outside the access into the surrounding tissues. Because of this, swelling and pain may be felt around the area. While the patient’s access will continue to function, having an infiltration will cause a lot of discomfort. It may become bruised, swollen and the area may feel firm to touch. There are two basic types of vascular accesses that need to be cared for by a dialysis technician. Each of which can become infiltrated. While both have their own strengths and weaknesses, the type to be used will always be patient-dependent.
The Arterial-Venous (AV) Fistula – The AV fistula uses the patient’s native vein and artery to make a connection. A fistula is usually situated in the patient’s upper or lower arm. When the link is made, the artery’s higher pressure pushes blood into the vein. After a few months, the vein will become larger and its walls will become thicker. The blood from these vessels can then be used for dialysis. The fistula normally matures in about 4-6 weeks. When this happens, it will now be possible to insert two needles for treatment. One needle will be used to pull blood from the patient’s body through the dialysis tubing. The blood will then flow through the dialyzer, filtering it in the process. Clean blood will be returned to the patient’s body through the second needle. The AV fistula is the most popular type of internal vascular access for hemodialysis. Since it doesn’t utilize foreign material to make, it is less likely to become infected or clotted. It is also more flexible because it is made of native tissues. When well-cared for by a dialysis technician, the AV fistula will provide the patient with better dialysis, resulting to better prognoses. Unfortunately, there are still risks involved. If a fistula may not develop successfully, a graft will then be utilized. or a direct catheder to the chest! permanently!
Needle infiltration of fistulae is more common in older patients and with new fistula. These infiltrations result in numerous procedures, as well as prolongation of catheter dependence for more than 3 months
The furst time this happened to me was when they could not re-insert the needle that had slipped out! an today well, was when they were trying to insert the first one into the fistula!…
an secondary conclusion is an I WISH LOL>>>>>PIC!