Immediate and Late Complications of Temporary and Permanent Hemodialysis Catheters

Abstract

This study aimed to identify the immediate and late complications of temporary and permanent hemodialysis catheters in a nephrology service. This is an exploratory-descriptive study with quantitative approach performed in a Nephrology reference center in the State, located in Recife/Pernambuco. The study was conducted from April to September 2015 using an instrument developed by the authors consisting of socio-demographic and clinical data. The study included 40 patients who had a total of 57 complications. The most frequent immediate and late complications were hematoma (33.4%) and decreased blood flow (46.1%), respectively. Results led to the conclusion that the nursing staff, in particular, should be alert to the occurrence of complications. For this, it is suggested that training and continuing education be developed as a means to improve the performance of the nursing staff before any sort of problem related to hemodialysis catheters. Immediate and Late Complications of Temporary and Permanent Hemodialysis Catheters

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@inproceedings{Brando2017ImmediateAL, title={Immediate and Late Complications of Temporary and Permanent Hemodialysis Catheters}, author={Maria Gonçalves de Melo Brand{\~a}o and Rebeca Coelho de Moura Angelim and Daniela de Aquino Freire and Kydja Milene Souza Torres and F{\'a}tima Maria da Silva Abr{\~a}o and Luiz M. P. Sanches}, year={2017} }