Goal: To describe a study comparing methods of setting blood flow rate delivered by a dialysis machine.
Outline problems encountered in determining blood flow rate delivery by dialysis machines.
Describe studies done on determining differences in the methods of setting by blood flow rate.
Summarize the results on the study described to determine the differences in the methods of setting blood flow rate.
Acknowledgements: The authors would like to express their gratitude to Virginia Morman, Nurse Manager of Western Nephrology Acute Dialysis, for her support of the project and to the Acute Team staff who participated in the data collection for this project. Also, thanks are extended to Karen Chaney and Doug Reif (formerly of Gambro Healthcare) for their interest and support.