An In-House Solution to Address a National Shortage of Dialysate (Video)
Cleveland Clinic nephrologist, Sevag Demirjian, MD, shares step-by-step instructions on how to produce dialysate solution bags, which are used in continuous renal replacement therapy. The video is intended for use by other healthcare centers.
Areas hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic may be experiencing a decreased supply of dialysate solution bags, which are used in continuous renal replacement therapy. A low or threatened supply of dialysate may compromise care for patients with kidney disease who rely on dialysis.
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Nearly 30 years ago, Cleveland Clinic began producing its own solution in-house using industry-standard technology. Today, Sevag Demirjian, MD, Director of Critical Care Nephrology, and his team share step-by-step instructions for the in-house production of ultra-pure continuous hemodialysis fluid in the video featured below. This video was created to offer support and instruction to other healthcare centers that may be interested in producing their own dialysate solution:
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