The need for proper dialysis water quality tests
Kidney failure is a big problem in the U.S. and it is only growing. More than 350,000 Americans receive dialysis treatment through private clinics, independent centers, and hospitals, while 8% of U.S. dialysis patients treat themselves at home.
As more and more Americans develop a need for dialysis treatment, water quality instrumentation manufacturers are looking for a way to help clinics improve their quality standards and efficiency.
Part of the problem
If you are constantly recalibrating your instruments, performing a decontamination process, or sending the meter in for repair, then you’re wasting time. As the number of dialysis patients increases, delays in the water quality testing add up. Today, you have options when it comes to testing dialysis water quality and dialysate composition.
Some instruments require annual calibration or an inconvenient decontamination process after each use. Using an instrument that requires direct contact with fluid means you have to decontaminate the meter before helping the next patient. If done incorrectly, the water treatment system and distribution piping can become contaminated, putting lives at risk.
More downtime occurs when dialysis meters have to be sent back to the manufacturer for annual calibration. If you are a clinician or biomedical equipment technician at a dialysis clinic, then you know how frustrating it is to work with problem instruments.
Make your job easier with the Digital Dialysate Meter™ D-6
MyronLMeters.com features the new Myron L Digital Dialysate Meter™ D-6.
Unlike other instruments, this meter does NOT have issues with holding calibration or giving consistently accurate readings. It does NOT have an inconvenient decontamination process or require any annual factory calibration. The meter does NOT use paper strips or reagents that expire or allow for subjective interpretation of results.
The D-6 simplifies testing in a variety of clinical applications: dialysate testing, water quality control, system disinfection, equipment calibration and effluent monitoring.
The D-6 tests both acetate and bicarbonate dialysate quality. It measures conductivity, pH and temperature to ensure proper mixing during dialysate preparation and as a final check of dialysate quality before hemodialysis treatment.
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