You have many dialysis treatment options, one of which is in-center hemodialysis. With this treatment, you schedule three four-hour treatments per week at our kidney dialysis center that’s fully staffed by our 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.
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 blood pressure and the dialysis machine’s performance will be monitored. When the dialysis treatment time is up, you will be disconnected from the dialysis machine and your vital signs will be recorded again.
What can I do while I dialyze at the 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. At Purivo, we provide our patients with access to free Wi-Fi if they would like 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 trust — with the people who care for you. A supportive kidney healthcare team can help make your experience more pleasant. At Purivo, you’ll receive personal care and attention from a highly trained team of professionals that wants to help you maximize your quality of life.