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WATER TREATMENT

Dialysis Water Words

TermDefinition
0.00 ppm-0.09 Total chlorine levels that are within the safe range for our patients
15 MINUTES Length of time the Reverse Osmosis (RO) has to be running before water samples can be obtained for RO water sample and Total Chlorine testing
AAMI Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. AAMI develops voluntary standards for various aspects of dialysis treatment, including max. levels of water contamination
ACTION LEVEL An action level is a level that necessitates taking corrective measures. The Action Level for Total Chlorine is 0.10 ppm which necessitates corrective measures to be take to restore water to a safe range.
ADSORPTION Adsorb means to attract and hold on a surface. Adsorption is the binding of chlorine and chloramine molecules to the Granulated Activated Carbon surface. The GAC attracts chlorine and chloramines to the surface of carbon like a magnet,
ALTERNATE WATER SUPPLY PLAN This plan is approved by the Medical Director, and provides instructions for the facility should the municipal water supply be interrupted.
ALTERNATE WATER SUPPLY PLAN CONT, Plan also ensures that facility water meets AAMI standards for dialysis, even if one or more components of the location's water treatment system should fail. This plan should be posted in the water treatment area
BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE To keep water from flowing backward into the incoming water supply, most cities require a backflow prevention device be installed at the start of the water treatment system. Keeps contaminates taken out by water treatment from getting into the feed water
BACKWASHING Forcing water backwards through a filter. This technique can be used to remove accumulated particles from clogged sediment filters in a water treatment system.
BICARBONATE Bicarb is a buffer. In the body, it is used to neutralize acids that form when the body breaks down protein and other foods. It is reabsorbed by healthy kidneys.
BICARBONATE CONT. Dialysis patients often have low levels of bicarb because their kidneys do not reabsorb enough. Bicarbonate is used in dialysate to help restore levels of bicarb in the body.
BICARBONATE MIXER The bicarbonate mixer is a device used to mix bicarbonate concentrate solutions. Bicarb mixers are utilized in facilities that use bicarb jugs and DO NOT have an SDS system.
BOOSTER PUMP The water treatment system needs constant water flow and pressure. If flow or pressure drop from a center's water source, a booster pump may be used to increase them.
BREAKTHROUGH Test results after the first carbon filter that indicate a level at or above the action level of 0.10. These results are documented on TCL-1 log only once. A line is placed through all unused documentation sites on the TCL-1 log and TCL-2 log is started
BRINE TANK Brine is concentrated saline solution. Water softeners require brine tanks. The brine tank holds salt pellets and water. The salt and water create the solution to regenerate the softener (exchange the mag. and Ca ions for Na ions
Created by: lawsmomble