Water Treatment for Hemodialysis: What You Must Know to Keep Patients Safe

Water Treatment for Hemodialysis: What You Must Know to Keep Patients Safe

Identification: nnj_ma_18A2
Issue: March-April 2018
Volume: Vol. 45, No. 2
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 04/30/2020
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Contact hours available until 4/30/2020.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board Statements of Disclosure:
In accordance with ANCC governing rules Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board statements of disclosure are published with each CNE offering. The statements of disclosure for this offering are published below.

Paula Dutka, MSN, RN, CNN, disclosed that she is a coordinator of Clinical Trials for the following sponsors: Amgen, Rockwell Medical, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Akebia Therapeutics, and Dynavax Technologies.

Norma J. Gomez, MBA, MSN, CNNe, disclosed that she is a member of the ZS Pharma Advisory Council.

Tamara M. Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN, disclosed that she is a member of the ANNA Board of Directors, serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for Kibow Biotech, Inc., and is employed by Fresenius Kidney Care as an acute hemodialysis RN.

All other members of the Editorial Board had no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor, and Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CPP, ANNA Education Director.

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No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
American Nephrology Nurses Association – Provider is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.

This CNE article meets the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission’s (NNCC’s) continuing nursing education requirements for certification and recertification.

Learning Engagement Activity:
For more information on this topic, visit the session entitled, “Water Treatment 101: Improving Nursing Knowledge,” presented by Hazel Dennison and Elizabeth St. John in ANNA’s Online Library - Click Here! (Additional costs may be associated)

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to discuss the technical components of the water treatment systems used for hemodialysis.


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Expired On: Apr 30, 2020

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Audrey Troke
5/25/18 1:44 am

Great information about all the components of the water treatment systems, with emphasis on their role and importance they play in making dialysis safe for our patients each and every day. I feel like I learned a lot, and like I have a much better understanding and appreciation for the role of water treatment in our practice

Maria Mercedes Lorenzo
6/13/18 3:42 pm

Water treatment plays a very important role in the safety of our patients.

Mary Mueller
5/14/19 3:49 pm

Reading this article reminded me that I need to remain current on water treatment standards and how vital water treatment is to the health and well being of our patients.

Michelle Smith
5/14/20 1:18 pm

This article is extremely helpful to me , I always and will always use it as a resource to providing optimal care for my patients