Water Treatment for Hemodialysis: Keeping Patients Safe

Water Treatment for Hemodialysis: Keeping Patients Safe

Identification: nnj_ja21_A1
Issue: July-August 2021
Volume: Vol. 48, No. 4
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 08/31/2023
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This article is an update of an article originally written by Rebecca Amato, “Water Treatment for Hemodialysis, Updated to Include the Latest AAMI Standards for Dialysate (RD52:2004),” which first appeared in the March-April 2005 issue of the Nephrology Nursing Journal; was updated in 2013 by Ms. Amato, Jim Curtis, and Glenda Payne; and again updated in 2018 by Glenda Payne and Jim Curtis.

Contact hours available until 8/31/2023.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online NCPD 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 nursing continuing professional development offering. The statements of disclosure for this offering are published below.

Paula Dutka, MSN, RN, CNN, disclosed that she is a consultant for Rockwell Medical.

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

The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest.

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

Accreditation Statement:
The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP17499.

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

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this learning activity, the nephrology nurse will have the knowledge and skill to recognize and prevent the risks and complications that patients may experience related to water treatment systems, as well as the water itself.


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Water Treatment for Hemodialysis: Keeping Patients Safe

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Susan Massey
9/23/21 10:02 am

Very informative & easy to understand. It reinforced what I have known & some new information. I will be able to pass the information onto my staff in a way they can understand & reinforce the importance of the water system & safety checks.

Blessylene Tan
9/1/22 12:39 pm

A great refresher article on detailed water system and it's purpose as well as the importance of safety checks. Easy to understand.

Sandra Baira
9/1/22 2:37 pm

It was great

Barbara Albers
9/1/22 3:25 pm

This was overall a good review. I did learn some knew information on the nuances of how some of the water room equipment works. Highly recommend this. Very good explanations for every part of the water processing.

Elizabeth Lampright
9/1/22 5:36 pm

Thorough & informative. A reference for any level staff member. An article to post for staff to utilize!

Sujung Kim
9/5/22 6:59 am


Lisa Cowan
9/7/22 9:52 am

Great review of water systems.

Elizabeth Escoffery
9/8/22 2:35 am

Great refresher!

Diana Holmquest
9/10/22 8:29 am

Excellent article, diagrams and Glossary very helpful.

Annabel Campbell
9/22/22 8:39 pm

Great summary for review

Demetria Pajarillo
9/27/22 6:27 pm

Good review materials.

Laura Dahl
10/11/22 7:42 pm

Very informative article with key information on water treatment in dialysis

Ifeoma Imonugo
11/3/22 1:09 pm

Excellent refresher course!