Water Treatment: A Clinical Approach to a Technical Matter

Tuesday, April 22, 2013, 1:00pm - 5:15pm
Course Directors: Ken Renel, CCHT-A, CBNT
Session 320; 4.0 contact hours

Target Audience: Nephrology Technicians, Biomed, Registered Nurses and other healthcare professionals interested in dialysis facility water treatment and its clinical implications.

Course Description: This course will hold a comprehensive review of the typical dialysis water treatment system, the importance of an effective monitoring program, safe judgment to do dialysis with water issues and the significance of a Quality Performance Improvement water treatment program.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List components and functions of the typical dialysis water treatment system
  • Discuss the methods of monitoring water treatment
  • Describe the role of clinical and technical staff in monitoring an effective program
  • Explain how to make a safe judgment to do dialysis with water issues
  • Identify strategies for an effective Water Treatment, Quality Assessment Performance Improvement


Time Topic Faculty

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Source Water/Pre-Treatment Components and Function

Ken Renel, CCHT-A, CBNT

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Primary Treatment/Post Treatment Components and Function

Alex Karmaszin, CBNT

2:45pm – 3:00pm



3:00pm – 3:45pm

Methods of Monitoring the Water System and Role of the Clinical/Technical staff

Alex Karmaszin, CBNT

3:45pm – 5:15pm

Trending/Determining if the water system is safe for use/Strategies and Regulatory issues for water systems

Danilo Concepcion, CCHT, CHT, CBNT

Required: Separate registration fee of $60 for NKF Members, $75 for Non-Members. Includes syllabus, boxed lunch, and CE credits. Participation is limited, so register early.

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