Revista Cubana de Higiene y Epidemiología
versión ISSN 1561-3003
MARINE ALONSO, María de los Ángeles y GARCIA MELIAN, Maricel. Protocols for engagement and starting of plants of water treatment for hemodialysis. Rev Cubana Hig Epidemiol [online]. 2011, vol.49, n.3, pp. 410-419. ISSN 1561-3003.
INTRODUCTION: To achieve the greater efficiency and the better functioning of plants for water treatment for hemodialysis, it is necessary to analyze previously the water to be supplied for this procedure to the end of be contracted with a suitable design according to the required quality and later it must to be guarantee that its starting be carried out without health affectations compromising the patient's safety. OBJECTIVE: To design protocols for hiring and starting of new plants for water treatment for hemodialysis. METHODS: A review of national and international literature for selection of procedures adapted to present conditions of our country and the experience acquired for years was used in the concepts assessment of plants of water treatment. RESULTS: The concepts of protocols designed are showed as well as its implementation in eight engagements of water treatment plants and two starting. CONCLUSIONS: The protocols developed allow the availability for the first time of tools to standardize the actions to be executed to guarantee the water quality for engagement and starting of plants of water treatment for hemodialysis ant to contribute to minimize the clinical complications in patients and to increase its quality of life.
Palabras llave : Water for hemodialysis; plant for water treatment for hemodialysis; quality of water.