Vascular access for HD and CRRT.

  title={Vascular access for HD and CRRT.},
  author={Miet Schetz},
  journal={Contributions to nephrology},
  • Miet Schetz
  • Published 2007 in Contributions to nephrology
A good functioning vascular access is an essential component for adequate renal replacement therapy (RRT) in acute kidney injury. Tunneled, cuffed catheters are preferred if the anticipated duration of RRT is more than 3 weeks. The right jugular vein is the preferred insertion site for the temporary dialysis catheter (TDC), with ultrasound-guided insertion reducing the risk of mechanical complications. The femoral vein is the second choice, whereas the subclavian vein should be avoided. The… CONTINUE READING