Essay on My Experience At The Dialysis Experience

949 Words Nov 20th, 2015 4 Pages
During my dialysis experience I found it to be very informative and interesting. We were not allowed to touch the patients or help with any care but the staff was interactive and explained was they were doing. The staff also was able to provided scenarios of different complications that happened and how they 'd respond. By the end of the first day I was able to see what the caregiver would due if a patient had muscle cramps, was short of breath and had chest pain. The first day I mostly interacted with the staff and was able to see medical side of the whole procedure such as learning and seeing how to dispose of contaminated equipment and what machines were used. On day two I interacted with the patients more, which gave me more insight on how they were coping with the treatment and how many aspects of their life it effected.

a. Diffusion: During the process of diffusion, waste products are moved from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration (Smeltzer et. al., 2010, p. 1311).

b. Osmosis: The process of osmosis is when water moves through a semi-permeable membrane from an area of lower solute concentration to an area of higher solute concentration (Smeltzer et. al., 2010, p. 1311).

c. Ultra-filtration: The process where water is removed from the blood by pressure gradient between the patient 's blood and the dialysate (Smeltzer et. al., 2010, p. 1311).

a. Arteriovenous fistula access: The caregiver would palpate the site feeling for…

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