What do I need to know about fluid management in haemodialysis?
Haemodialysis is a treatment for kidney failure. One of the central aims of this treatment is removal of fluid from people who’s kidney is no longer able to do so. Decisions around fluid removal can impact upon symptoms as well as long term health outcomes for these people. However, the main aspects of how decisions are made can be challenging. We aim to describe the day to day aspects of fluid management on haemodialysis.
Dr David Keane is a Clinical Scientist who provides scientific support to the renal unit at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He has a long standing interest in fluid management in haemodialysis. This animation was developed in collaboration with Dr Mark Wright, Consult and Nephrologist and Karen Baharvand, Clinical Educator, from the renal unit in Leeds and kidney patients Cassie Brzoza, David Coyle, Penny Hartley, Liam Howorth and Michael Winfrow.