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SOP Manual for Kidney Dialysis Centres

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This Industry comprises establishments known as Dialysis Centre primarily engaged in providing patient care under supervision of healthcare professional or under trained technician. The purpose of Dialysis centre is to purify or remove the waste product from the blood stream in an artificial manner by using of high end technological equipment with an insertion of Catheters (which are used to access the blood stream)

There are 3 major types of dialysis which will be performed in Dialysis centres. (A) Haemodialysis – End stage renal failure where instead of filtration done be kidney, the artificial procedure is carried for 3 to 4 hours, it can be done in Dialysis centre or at Home. (B) Peritoneal dialysis – by using dialysis solution both soluble substance and water content are removed by transfer via peritoneum; this can be done by patient itself many times a day. (C) Nocturnal dialysis – 6 to 8 hour procedure normally done during sleep in a Dialysis centre

 

The primary reason for Kidney disorders are, Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart disease, Obesity and Glomerulonephritis (illness which affects both the kidneys due to inflammation of Glomeruli i.e.., a filtering Unit in kidney). High workload make the Dialysis Technician/Nursing job tedious and it may not be suitable for too emotional people who witnessing the patient with pain and suffer on day to day basis.

 

Dialysis therapy centres are run by major hospitals with collaboration with Medical Device equipment suppliers such as, US - Fresenius Medical Care (Germany, America, Hong Kong), DaVita Kidney Care (US, China, Italy, Brazil), Baxter Renal Care, American Renal Associates, Northwest Kidney centres, Italy – AB Medica SPA, Lombardo Roberto of San Pio, Germany – Gruber Systeme, Belgium – Kuraray (Eval EuropeNV), Nipro Europe, Australia – UHC Medical, France – Hemotech, Netherland – Liber Medical, Ukraine – Nakbiz Group.

 

Guidelines and standards to run a dialysis centre are given by the respective Healthcare accreditation authority of that particular countries for example, US - Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CMS, NKF-KDOQI, India - National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), Saudi Arabia - Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI). Other Standards like FDA 87 – 4179 – Device Good Manufacturing Practice Manual and International standard  - ISO 11663:2014 – Quality of Dialysis fluid, IEC/TR 62653:2013 – Safe use of Medical Products in Dialysis treatment controls the

 

About more that 4 million patients worldwide are affected by Chronic Kidney disease. As per 2017 survey about 3,215,456 of people having CKD in US and nearly 20,945 kidney transplants were performed in the United States. Also, about 20% to 25% spending of Medicare are done for Chronic Kidney Disease and ESRD – End Stage Renal Disease (approximately more than $120 billion).

 

A typical dialysis centre will have Dialysis Solution, Haemodialysis machine, Dialyser, Bloodlines, Peritoneal dialysis cycler, Blood pressure monitor device, Refrigerator, Centrifuge, Cartridge, Effluent Bags, Blood Warmer, Weight scale and other health safety gears. Earlier diagnosis will prevent people from renal disease. Frequent checks on Blood pressure, Blood and Urine samples and monitoring of the medication taken might help us to take care of ourselves from those disease. Comparatively the prevalence of the disease is much higher in Urban area than in rural areas due to lifestyle, food habits and Environment. For further reading, International society of Nephrology – Brussels, National kidney foundation and American journal of Kidney disease will give the great picture about the severity of chronic kidney disease and End Stage Renal Disease.

Written by Bharath Ravi

Business Consultant whose qualification includes a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Mechanical specialized in Automobile & Manufacturing; Trained in Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Certification, Hands on Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis, BCS (UK) and Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE-FL).

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