Revista de la Sociedad Española de Enfermería Nefrológica
versión impresa ISSN 1139-1375
DURANA TONDER, Beatriz et al. A protocol for the collection of samples for the cultivation of dialysis liquid and of treated water: Ethodology and results. Rev Soc Esp Enferm Nefrol [online]. 2004, vol.7, n.1, pp.06-08. ISSN 1139-1375.
The objective of this microbiological study of dialysis liquid and treated water is to prevent pirogenic and bacteriemia in patients undergoing dialysis. The contamination of samples because of poor handling and / or faulty procedures is beoming an alarming situation. In preliminarychecks at the working station of our unit, 3 of the 5 cultures of treated water were found to be positive. Facing the possibililty that the cultures were positive as a result of poor handling, it was decided to establish a protocol for the collection of samples in which every effort was made to maintain aseptic conditions. Through the application of this protocol the results have been negative on each occasion.
Palabras clave : Microbiological vigilance; Dialysis liquid; Treated water; Contamination; Protocol.