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5 Sample Questions

Which of the following best describes a Kiil dialyzer?

  • A. A metal can outfitted with a coiled membrane inside
  • B. A Maytag washing machine converted for dialysis use
  • C. A sandwich of membrane layers and grooved boards
  • D. A plastic cylinder containing thousands of hollow fibers

What makes hollow fiber dialyzers well-suited for reuse?

  • A. They are small and fit easily into a refrigerator
  • B. They are strong and can be rinsed using high pressure
  • C. They are clear, so you can tell if chemicals are inside
  • D. They are round, so they fit in a reprocessing machine well

Why do fewer clinics reprocess and reuse dialyzers today than at the peak of the practice in 1997?

  • A. Because a large dialysis provider makes dialyzers, too
  • B. Because most dialyzer plastic is now biodegradable
  • C. Because Reprocessing Technicians are hard to find
  • D. Because the necessary chemicals are no longer made

What is the main reason dialyzers are still reprocessed today?

  • A. To prevent first-use syndrome (chest and back pain)
  • B. To save technician time in the dialysis clinic
  • C. It may cost less to reprocess dialyzers than use new ones
  • D. To trade blood between dialysis patients

Which of the following is a benefit of dialyzer reprocessing?

  • A. Making dialyzer membranes more biocompatible for patients
  • B. Keeping millions of pounds of medical waste out of landfills
  • C. Removing the protein coating that adheres to the membrane
  • D. Making the membrane pores larger, to remove more wastes

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