FDA Quality Assurance Guidelines recommend that the conductivity, pH and temperature of the final dialysate are checked with an independent reference meter before every treatment. This is to ensure that the dialysate to be administered is safe for the patient. Testing the dialysate prior to patient exposure serves as the final line of defense to identify any problems with the dialysis machine, errors by clinic personnel, or improperly prepared concentrates which can adversely affect patients.
Use of the pHoenix meter prior to the treatment of every patient can identify any and all of these potential patient risks and, in turn, can save lives.
The pHoenix is a convenient, hand-held, syringe-style meter for quick and accurate measurement of conductivity, temperature and pH. The pHoenix can read pH, temperature and conductivity simultaneously so there is no need for separate instruments or test strips. The integrated syringe design enables sampling either from the sample port of the dialysate line or from a container. For more information, please visit our pHoenix page on http://dialyguard.mesalabs.com/.