Dialysis Emergencies

In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD and T.R. Eckler, MD discuss the July 2024 Emergency Medicine Practice article, Emergency Department Management of Patients With Complications of Dialysis

  • Overview of Dialysis Complications
  • Key Dialysis Complications
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Pericarditis and Cardiac Tamponade
    • Neurological Sequelae
    • Gastrointestinal Complications
    • Hypotension
    • Dialysis Disequilibrium Syndrome
    • Air Embolism and Chloramine Toxicity
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Vascular Access Complications
    • Hemorrhage risks and treatment
    • Thrombosis, stenosis, and aneurysms
    • Infection risks and management
  • Pre-Hospital Care
  • ED History
    •  Differential diagnosis
    •  Key questions to ask dialysis patients
  • Examination 
    • Physical Exam Tips
  • Treatments
  • Risk Management Pitfalls
    • Common Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Conclusion

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