Session 100 – Water Treatment for Dialysis

Approved for 1.2 Contact Hours.
The Water Treatment for Dialysis training course examines the need for pure water and the function of a water treatment system necessary to produce hemodialysis quality water. This is a course that can be taken by nurses, technicians, physicians, social workers and administrators that are involved with dialysis patient care. The emphasis will be to provide the individual with a brief overview of why water quality is important. It will also identify and explain the key components that are contained within a water treatment system.


  • To provide a training course that presents the need for pure water and the function of the water treatment system required to produce hemodialysis quality water.



  • To learn why water needs to be properly treated prior to use in hemodialysis applications.
  • To identify the different water treatment system components.
  • To understand how each component works within the water treatment system.
  • To emphasize the need for excellent data recording habits.
  • To gain knowledge and build confidence in dealing with a water treatment system.

Table of Contents:

  • Description & Objectives
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Water & Water Treatment
  • Water Treatment & the Dialyzer
  • Components of a Water Treatment System
  • Pretreatment Process
  • Purification Process
  • Distribution Process
  • Summary

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