Dialysis indications (mnemonic)

Last revised by Kyriacos S. Evangelou on 09 Aug 2021

A mnemonic to remember the basic indications of dialysis is

  • HAVE PEE

Mnemonic

  • H: hyperkalemia (refractory)
  • A: acidosis (refractory)
  • V: volume overload
  • E: elevated BUN > 35 mM
  • P: pericarditis
  • E: encephalopathy
  • E: edema (pulmonary)

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