Getting Started On In-Center Dialysis
In-center dialysis care for kidney disease includes hemodialysis, a process that helps to filter the blood when the kidneys are not working effectively, acute hemodialysis will require the use of a dialyzer, a machine that acts as an artificial kidney to filter your blood.
When you start dialysis at AVITUS KIDNEY CARE AND DIALYSIS CENTER, a highly trained clinical team that’s dedicated to delivering superior care and making your experience as comfortable as possible. Here is how to get started.
When you have end stage renal disease (ESRD), you and our nephrologist (kidney doctor) will discuss which treatment options best fit your lifestyle. One of those choices is in-center dialysis. You may prefer this type of treatment because:
- Dialysis is only three or two times a week.
- Treatment is administered by trained dialysis nurses and team members
- You enjoy being around and interacting with fellow dialysis patients
- You prefer the welcoming environment provided at the center
- In-center dialysis doesn’t require a care partner like home dialysis does
Those benefits, as well as personalized care for your unique health and lifestyle needs, are what you’ll find when you begin in-center dialysis treatments with AVITUS KIDNEY CARE AND DIALYSIS CENTER.
When you arrive at the dialysis center for your first visit, the healthcare team will take care of all aspects of treatment.
First, our professional staffs will double check all your records, health care insurance, health care assistance and other documents related to your treatment. Then, you will be weighed and escorted to our treatment area.
Secondly, your access area will be examined by our highly trained patient care Nurses; after the examination then they will assist you to your dialysis chair and the dedicated machine. Your blood pressure will be taken, and they will check your vitals and connect you to the dialysis machine.
The typical dialysis session is usually four (4) hours. During that time your blood pressure will be taken and the dialysis machine will be monitored. You are free to read, watch television, talk to fellow patients and care team members, sleep or do almost any activity that can be done from the dialysis chair.
Once the dialysis treatment finish, you will be disconnected from the dialysis machine and your vital signs and weight will be recorded again before you leave the treatment area.
During your schedule, bring things that help you relax while dialyzing.
- Wear loose sleeves if you have a graft or fistula in your arm
- Blanket and pillow
- Bring reading materials
- Earphones to listen to music while dialyzing
- Internet access is always free of charge
There are several options for ongoing kidney dialysis patients once you decide to travel locally or abroad. AVITUS KIDNEY CARE AND DIALYSIS CENTER care team will explain these options fully and provide you with a list of dialysis providers to help you make the choice that works best for you. This decision will depend on your age, your specific medical needs, and ultimately which option you prefer. Your questions are always welcome.
In addition, AVITUS KIDNEY CARE AND DIALYSIS CENTER has a partnership with several dialysis centers, whose vast network of dialysis facilities span across the country. We can arrange for your dialysis care at one of their convenient outpatient dialysis centers, or through services provided in your home. The two types of dialysis performed at home or managed through an outpatient dialysis center.
If you find that in-center dialysis isn’t for you, explore more AVITUS KIDNEY CARE AND DIALYSIS CENTER’S other treatment options:
For more information, call us at +63-917-534-5111