DIALYSIS & RENAL UNIT WATER

Haemodialysis is a medical process that removes waste and excess fluid in our blood when kidneys are in a state of renal failure. A dialyzer which is a semi permeable membrane cleans the blood.

It is noted that during one week of treatment, a hemodialysis patient is exposed to 25 times the quantity of water (and thus 25 times the amount of contaminants) than an average person consumes in drinking water during the same period.

Those contaminants are not filtered or excreted by the body as they are in normal consumption. In the dialyzer, solutes and water pass directly through a size membrane into the bloodstream. Water from municipal facilities or other sources used for these purposes must, therefore, be carefully monitored and controlled to protect patient health.

Configuration of a water treatment system is entirely up to the dialysis clinic, but should be done in consultation with the water chemist expert to ensure clinic treatment equipment will be able to handle worst level determined by historical fluctuations in water quality.

The quality of water in these processes should be carefully monitored and controlled for the final water quality to meet the specifications set by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. Water used to meet the specifications set by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. Water used to prepare concentrate must meet water quality requirements of ANSI/AAMI RD62:2006. Concentrate preparation and dialysate proportioning must meet the requirements of ANSI/AAMI RD52:2004.

Aqualytic Laboratories Ltd has experienced water analysis chemist and expertise to test and analyze the chemistry of the water for dialysis and report according to ANSI/AAMI RD62:2006 Standard.

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