Renal dialysis indications

AEIOU

  • Acidosis (severe)
  • Electrolyte abnormalities (e.g. hyperkalaemia)
  • Intoxication (e.g. removal of genatmicin, lithium, aspirin overdose) *
  • Oedema (pulmonary)
  • Uraemia symptoms (e.g. confusion, lethargy, coma)

* Dialysable drugs: SLIME

  • Salicylic acid
  • Lithium
  • Isopropanol
  • Magnesium-containing laxatives
  • Ethylene glycol
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