Redsense Medical worked side-by-side with EDTNA/ERCA to develop recommendations for identifying patients who are at risk for a VND (venous needle dislodgement), and what steps to take to prevent this potentially deadly complication. For this purpose a pocket card, a poster, and a handy educational tool in the form of an app, were made. More about the app here.
Although hemodialysis has become a routine treatment, adverse side effects, and occasionally life threatening clinical complications, still happen. The EDTNA & ANNAhas produced 12 practice recommendations to help reduce the risk and detect blood loss as early as possible. 10
RISK ASSESMENT TOOL
Each patient should be assessed for the risk of VND. Minimizing the risk of VND requires a combination of skills, vigilance and technology. The assessment tool allows staff to identify the highest risk patients for whom devices intended to detect blood loss to the environment can be used to ensure that an alarm is raised if VND occurs.26