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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Principles of Dialysis

After completing this module, the learner will be able to;

1. Define the basic principles of diffusion, filtration, ultrafiltration, convection, and osmosis.
2 Explain how diffusion, filtration, ultrafiltration, convection, and osmosis relate to solute transport and fluid movement during dialysis.
3. Describe the principles of fluid dynamics and how they relate to dialysis.

Dialysis replaces three main function of the

1. Removing wastes from the blood
2. Removing excess fluid from the blood
3. Keeping electrolytes (electrically charged particles) in balance

These three functions are replaced by the dialyzer

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