Acknowledgement: 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.
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Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online NCPD evaluation.
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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.
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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.
Water Treatment for Hemodialysis: Keeping Patients Safe
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9/23/21 11:02 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.