What the hell is SLED?

The only form of dialysis I was raised on in the ICU was Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT). I was a CVVH man; I understood how it worked and how to order it. Lately, I’ve been hearing about slow low efficiency dialysis (SLED). Why would I want anything slow and low efficiency? Turns out I had no idea how great SLED could be until I listened to an incredible lecture by Michaela Cartner on the Intensive Care Network. While you are there, check out the other incredible posts and lectures.

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  1. Tried to listen to the lecture. It was akin to James Baldwin, just above my head. How about giving for lecture that those of us for whom dialysis is pretty much a black box?

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