You have many dialysis treatments options, one of which is in-center hemodialysis. With this treatment, you schedule three four-hour treatments per week at a kidney dialysis center that is fully staffed by a personalized care team. Some people prefer to go to a dialysis center for treatment because:
- Treatment is administered by trained kidney care professionals.
- They enjoy social interactions with fellow dialysis patients and staff.
- Dialysis is only three times a week, leaving four free days.
After talking with your nephrologist, you may determine that in-center hemodialysis is right for your lifestyle.
How does in-center hemodialysis work?
Once you arrive at the dialysis center, the healthcare team from the nurse to the facility administrator will take care of all aspects of treatment.
First, your access area will be washed by a patient care technician (PCT). Once that’s complete, you will be weighed and escorted to your dialysis chair. Your standing and sitting blood pressure will be taken and a dialysis nurse will check your vitals before connecting you to the dialysis machine.
The typical dialysis session is four hours. During that time your care team will monitor your blood pressure and the dialysis machine’s performance. When the dialysis treatment time is up, they will disconnect you from the dialysis machine and record your vital signs again.
What can I do while I dialyze at a center?
You are free to read, watch television, work, or play on your laptop, talk to other patients and care team members, sleep whatever activity you can do from the dialysis chair. Dialysis care centers offer free Wi-Fi for people who want to be online during in-center treatments.
Who is taking care of me at the dialysis center?
You spend a lot of time and place a lot of trusts with the people who care for you. A supportive kidney health care team can help make your experience more pleasant. At In-center Dialysis you’ll receive personal care and attention from a highly trained team of professionals that wants to help you maximize your quality of life.
Is there a dialysis center near me?
Dialysis Care Center has several outpatient dialysis centers located throughout the United States. As one of the largest independent providers of dialysis services in the United States, chances are good there will be a Dialysis Care Center near your home or work. Talk to our admission specialist at 855.920.2100 or you can search for a center nearby.