I have been a PHD user for almost a year now, and I’ve read so many threads on this forum relating to which of the newest DHD system technologies (the SystemOne or the PHD) is the easiest to use. I’ve read several threads like this, but I don’t recall ever reading any post that listed what either of the 2 machines requires for an entire tx (from prepping to actual tx to tearing down), step-by-step.
Now, I am actually very curious to find out how the details of each of the two machines compare to each other.
Since I am a PHD user, I already know, step-by-step, what it takes from start to finish to run a tx using the PHD. But, having never used the SystemOne, I have only a vague idea of all the steps involved.
If other users of either the PHD or the SystemOne would be interested in telling me (and the other readers of this forum) what each step is for running a full tx on their respective machines is, then I would be more than willing to detail my steps for running a PHD tx.
I will give a very brief run down of my PHD tx to start things off.
- Replace the transducer with a new one.
- Cannulate myself and connect to the PHD.
- Run the tx for my allotted about of time.
- Disconnect from the PHD and store the blood tubing set.
- Decannulate myself, hold my sites.
- Replace 2 small bottles on the PHD; 1 bicarb bottle, 1 acid bottle.
- Do a quick check of the chlorine filter.
- The PHD starts its 15-hour “recycle” process.
- Once it’s recyclng process is complete it is ready to be used for
That’s a very brief description of the steps I do for each of my daily txs on the PHD.
If anyone else is interested in learning more, or especially in letting us
know each step involved in a SystemOne tx, then please share.