Nephrology

141 Hypotension

  • Hypotension  

    To restore child's blood pressure

    Management

    • Place child in a head low position with feet up i.e. recline the dialysis chair

    • Administer 0.9% saline through the arterial blood line at 2ml/kg  to 3ml/kg of body weight

    The amount of saline administered is determined by the speed of the blood pump e.g.  if the pump speed is 100ml/min, therefore the amount of saline given over 1 minute is 100mls

    • Press start/stop UF to stop fluid removal

    • Once BP has been restored, and vital signs have stabilised, UF can be resumed by pressing start/stop UF