It requires that the patient’s blood is drawn from an arteriovenous fistula or a central venous catheter in the patient’s arm, which is usually less used, pumped through the filter in the hemodialysis setting and brought into contact with the dialysis solution in the filter with the hemodialysis membrane in between.
Therefore, during a hemodialysis session, the structures and functions of some tools and equipment that will be used to perform this process should be known.
- Water purification system
- Dialysis solution
- Filter (dialyzer, membrane)
- Hemodialysis machine and sets.