The selection of the exit site
is a group effort by the entire medical team --physician, surgeon, nurse practitioner, PD unit nurse, and the patient.
Signs and Symptoms of Peritonitis * Cloudy effluent * Exit site
--Edema --Erythema --Tenderness --Purulent drainage * WBC > 100 cells/[micro]L * > 50% neutrophils * Abdominal pain * Abdominal distention * Diarrhea * Hyperactive bowel sounds * Fever (in some cases) Sources: Ellam & Wilkie, 2011; Hain & Chan, 2013; Headley, 2014 TABLE 3.
In August 2013, the patient began experiencing seropurulent drainage at the catheter exit site
without other signs of infection.
Thirty introducer exit site
swabs, seven introducer hubs swabs and six PAC sleeve fluids were culture-positive, in a total of 35 patients (34.
The interface of the two systems produced no instances of compromised skin integrity at lead wire exit sites
swimming in chlorinated pools only -- catheter exit site
dressing will need to be changed after swimming
A: The roles of nephrology nurses include assessment, patient education, communication with the team, and marking the exit site
location on the patient, when requested.
With regard to the exit site
skin integrity no exit site
infection occurred; however, the patient was treated with oral antibiotics in June 2008 for a small blistered area about 2 cm above the exit site
, likely the result of a long-term dressing which healed well and no further complications developed.
However, in the weeks following her re-admission, fluid began leaking continuously from the skin around the catheter exit site
and the fluid collection pouch was again utilized.
Our two LCNI nurses reviewed documentation on all PD patients for the month of January 2010 and found that 100% (3/3) of exit-site documentation audited (pre-study) used the descriptor "D&I" (to mean "dry and intact") to describe the PD exit site
17] found an inverse relation between CD4 count and antibiotic prophylaxis (trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, fluconazole, clarythromycin) and the rate of exit site
infection, but not bacteremic episodes, in HIV patients with history of intravenous drug use (IDU).
The unit also features the patented Remote Lockout System, two-way communication and control tool that allows workers to lockout drill stem rotation, thrust and fluid flow along the bore path or at the exit site