Regular permeate control – for the benefit of the patient
During dialysis treatment, a patient’s blood comes into contact with more than 20,000 litres of water in a year. There is no question that the chemical and microbiological quality of the permeate is of utmost importance. As recent studies have shown, endotoxins can cause acute pyrogenic reactions and chronic inflammatory diseases. Regular hot heat disinfection of the entire ring piping system counteracts biofilm formation preventively and fulfils the microbiological requirements in the long term. Retrogradely introduced microorganisms, biofilm fragments or endotoxins can only be reliably eliminated adsorptively by using modern ultrafiltration membranes. Regular monitoring of the hygiene status is nevertheless essential and must be carried out and documented in accordance with current guidelines and directives.