Journal Article

IV.4 Haemodialysishyphen;proportioning machine

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Published on behalf of European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Assoc

Volume 17, issue suppl_7, pages 49-50
Published in print July 2002 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online July 2002 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI:
IV.4 Haemodialysishyphen;proportioning machine

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The haemodialysis machine is the proportioning system that mixes the electrolyte concentrate solution (or powder) with the purified water to produce the dialysis fluid with characteristics (electrolytic composition, pH, temperature, dialysis fluid flow) complying with the medical prescription set on the dialysis monitor. The final composition of the dialysis fluid relies on the dialysis‐proportioning machine itself that is warranted by the manufacturer and its conditions of use. This specific point of view will not be discussed here. However, from the safety point of view, it is important to remind that any user is responsible for the safe use of a well functioning dialysis machine to treat a patient. This basic safety precaution is valid in any circumstances and applies to every dialysis session.

Guideline IV.4.1

A. The safe accomplishment of any dialysis session requires that the dialysis fluid composition is correct and that any disinfectant is completely removed before the start.

(Evidence level: C)

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Subjects: Nephrology

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