Profiles

The Crit-Line III monitor offers easy-to-interpret patient profiles that can help the clinician improve the accuracy of treatment assessment and intervention during hemodialysis. By monitoring blood volume percent changes, caregivers can adjust treatment as necessary to maximize fluid removal and prevent common symptoms of dialysis, such as nausea, vomiting and cramping.

Profile A

Profile A

An "A" profile indicates that the patient's plasma refill rate is occurring at the same or a greater rate than ultrafiltration. This profile suggests that the ultrafiltration rate might be increased without immediate risk of intradialytic symptoms.
Profile B

Profile B

A "B" profile is a gradual slope that has been targeted to find the best compromise between a high ultrafiltration rate and the prevention of intradialytic symptoms. The ideal slope is not a fixed percentage of change in BV and will vary from patient to patient.
Profile C

Profile C

A "C" profile is represented by a steep slope, which indicates a rapid decrease in blood volume and bears a higher risk for intradialytic symptoms such as lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, cramping or hypotension.

 

 


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