What is included in the monitoring of a patient undergoing plasmapheresis?

Updated: Mar 08, 2021
  • Author: Elliot Stieglitz, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Patient's vital signs are monitored every 15 minutes, particularly for signs of volume depletion (eg, tachycardia and hypotension). Signs and symptoms of hypocalcemia (eg, numbness or tingling of the fingers, nose, or tongue) are also checked carefully. In pediatric patients, symptoms of hypocalcemia can include abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting.


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