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Sustaining Life: Infection Prevention in Dialysis

Posted by Frances (Fran) K. Canty, MA, BSN, RN, VA-BC™ on Jul 20, 2017 1:44:00 PM

 

Healthy kidney function is an integral part of maintaining the balance of the body to sustain life. The purpose of your two kidneys are to prevent a buildup of wastes and extra fluid in the body, which is excreted through daily urinary output. They maintain levels of electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium, and phosphate, and help keep bones strong. They also facilitate production of red blood cells, as well as hormones to help regulate blood pressure.1

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