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What is dialysis? Dialysis is a treatment for people in the later stage of chronic renal insufficiency (kidney failure). This treatment cleans the blood.

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2 What is dialysis? Dialysis is a treatment for people in the later stage of chronic renal insufficiency (kidney failure). This treatment cleans the blood and removes wastes and excess water from the body. Normally, this work is done by healthy kidneys. While developing test strips for use in dialysis centers, I met with dialysis clinic staff who use test strips. The staff members are special people indeed. They work as a team to provide dialysis to people with End Stage Renal Disease. About Dialysis Please Wait

3 TEST STRIPS are small plastic sticks coated at one end with chemicals. They are now found in nearly every dialysis clinic. A user touches the coated end to a sample and compares the color with a color chart on the bottle label to get an assay result. Sample value is 0.5 ppm sample Sample value is 0 ppm sample ppm Label Color Chart Example of Test Strips Dip strip in sample. Then compare with label color chart. About Dialysis Test Strips Please Wait

4 Test strips are available to measure the following: Water hardness Chloramines Peracetic acid Residual chlorine Total dissolved solids Blood leak Bicarb pH and other parameters Please Wait

5 What parameters are typically measured where in a Dialysis Center (See your clinics manual for information specific to your dialysis center) Multi- Media Filter HardnessChloraminesConductivity or TDS Peracetic Acid Residual Peroxide (RO Disinfection) Chloramines To Stations Water Softener Carbon Tank 1 Carbon Tank 2 RO System Holding Tank LOOP Incoming Water Labels point to where those tests are typically done. Dialysis Machines Residual Chlorine Peracetic Acid Blood Leak To Stations Dialyzer Disinfectant Solution Dialyzer Storage Room Peracetic Acid Residual Peroxide Dialysate Solutions Bicarb pH Dialysate Prep Area Please Wait

6 Test strips are easy to use. Be sure dialysis staff members know all about the test strips they use. An incorrect response to a surveyor's question on test strips can be Trouble. Regular follow-up remote or in-service training can avoid audit Trouble. Contact Dr. Dan for remote or in-service training on test strips. Dr. Dan knows all kinds of test strips - See Resume Please Wait

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