Like SLED (Sustained Low-Efficiency Dialysis), Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) is another variant of Hemodialysis in which the blood flows at a slower rate and is used for unstable or seriously sick patients. RRT or renal replacement therapy plays an important role in the treatment of end-stage renal disease and dangerous acute kidney injury.
Chirayu Superspeciality hospital is one of the few centers that performing Continuous renal replacement therapy or CRRT where even the critically ill patients can be dialyzed without compromising their hemodynamics and blood pressure. This type of dialysis requires constant supervision of a nephrologist that makes all the difference in seriously ill/sick patients. If any patient is gravely ill with acute kidney injury, and then CRRT is one of the primary therapies that we provide. The prime objective of our CRRT is to replace the lost function of kidneys as best as possible.
Our CRRT therapy maintains the lots of functions of the kidneys, including:
- Removes excess water
- Removes excess salts (electrolytes).
- Cleans the waste products or toxins from your blood
- Regulates the acid/base balance
CRRT can only be performed in the ICU setting because very close monitoring is required. All our ICCU beds have an excellent arrangement for bedside dialysis so that ill patients can be dialyzed in the ICU itself.
How Long Will CRRT Be Required?
Continuous Renal Replacement required until your patient’s kidneys start improving. Our CRRT therapy specialist will check the patient’s blood pressure, fluid status, weight, heart rate, and respiratory rate. After the complete check-up of the patient, doctors will decide how long CRRT therapy is needed. The patient will be in the Intensive Care Unit while on CRRT, so our medical staff can monitor patient care closely.
Our nurses, paramedical staff, respiratory therapists, social workers, and other medical care support staffs are always available to help in the care of patients. We are one of the largest dialysis centers in the entire western suburbs and performed more than 12000 dialyzes every year.