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  • #16
    Roger521 preparation for home dialysis will depend on the home modality that you are on. A home dialysis nurse will perform a home visit during training or when you initiate your first home treatment to ensure you are set up for success to perform dialysis at home. Storage space is needed for supplies and access to sink for hand washing is necessary. A place to drain dialysis effluent after a PD treatment is completed will also be necessary. If you are going to be on peritoneal dialysis you may need a bedside table for a cycler which enables the performance of automated PD during the night. If you are going to be on home hemodialysis it will depend on the equipment type that you train on but you may need specific supplies to connect to a water source. Working with your dialysis care team to ensure you are well informed is important and they can guide you on setting up at home. Talk with your nephrologist, home dialysis nurse, renal dietician and social worker to help you get prepared for your transition to a home modality. Good luck on your journey and let us know how the transition home goes for you. and your loved ones.
    MichelleDaVitaRN

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    • #17
      My brother in Lahore, Pakistan has shrinking kidneys and is thinking of getting a kidney dialysis machine to help purify his blood. Can you recommend a low-cost solution?

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      • #18
        What are the differences between PD & HHD, and what are the major pros & cons of each??

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        • #19
          what does a schedule look like for home Hemo dialysis

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