NCLEX RN Practice Question # 673

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 673.



  • Hemodialysis is an intermittent renal replacement therapy involving the process of cleansing the client’s blood.
  • It involves the diffusion of dissolved particles from 1 fluid compartment into another across a semipermeable membrane; the client’s blood flows through 1 fluid compartment of a dialysis filter, and the dialysate is in another fluid compartment.

Functions of hemodialysis

  • Cleanses the blood ofaccumulated waste products
  • Removes the byproducts of protein metabolism such as urea, creatinine, and uric acid from the blood
  • Removes excess body fluids
  • Maintainsor restoresthebuffer system ofthebody
  • Corrects electrolyte levels in the body

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