9 Renal replacement therapy in patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

9 Renal replacement therapy in patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

9.1 See NHS England's clinical guide on renal replacement therapy options in critical care during the coronavirus pandemic for options for patients with usual indications for renal replacement therapy (RRT) based on local availability, equipment, supplies, staffing and local expertise.

9.2 See The Renal Association's set of COVID-19 resources, which includes protocols for RRT.

9.3 Be aware of the anecdotal reports of RRT circuit clotting because of the increased risk of coagulopathy in patients with COVID‑19.

9.4 No evidence was found on anticoagulants for RRT in patients with COVID‑19. See NHS England's clinical guide on renal replacement therapy options in critical care during the coronavirus pandemic for anticoagulant options for these patients.