I'm a nurse- new to dialysis. I witnessed a nurse put an arterial needle in a fairly new fistula (not sure if there was an order to start using it). The pt's arm swelled immediately to the point where it was tight and painful. The needle was removed. The swelling was so bad that there was serous/sang fluid leaking from the fistula incision site. Since it was an arterial needle and no saline was being pushed in- what the heck happened to the arm?
I did a light rubbing with lotion to ease the patients discomfort. We tried the standard ice pack with no relief.
In my experience (hosp) we've done warm packs when it's that bad, to help the circulation open up and reabsorb. The pt ended up going to the hospital. The arm later blistered up and they brought in plastics and burn to consult. There was no bruising/hematoma- just flash edema from fingers to just above the elbow.
#1 What the heck happened!?
#2 did my light "lymph edema" massage in any way contribute to the problem (the arm looked no different before or after)
I have recently lost a good amount of weight using acai berry and colon cleanse pills and have created a blog documenting my use of it.
However, I would also like to try out the Wu-Yi weight loss teas and document my progress with that as well.
The problem is i have heard some bad things about these teas. Has anyone tried them? Did you suffer from any of the side effects?
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