The Process of Receiving an AVF/AVG for new Hemodialysis Patients

For individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), hemodialysis is a life-saving treatment that helps remove waste and excess fluid from the body. One of the crucial steps in initiating hemodialysis is the creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or arteriovenous graft (AVG). This article’s goal is to provide an overview of the process involved in receiving an AVF/AVG for new hemodialysis patients.

Dialysis Patient Complaint and Grievances: What You Should Know?

Do you know that dialysis patients have the right to file a complaint/grievance without fear of retaliation with the guarantee that their care will not be affected? As a dialysis patient, you have the right to have your complaints or grievances handled promptly and considerately.

A Brief Look at Peritoneal Dialysis

Did you know that many patients with kidney failure are able to home dialysis on their schedule? The most popular home dialysis is called peritoneal dialysis, or PD. With PD, you’ll go to the clinic just a couple of times a month to meet with your care team. The rest of your dialysis is done at home. So, you may ask what exactly is peritoneal dialysis or PD? Let’s take a look at what is peritoneal dialysis and how does it work.

The Importance of Not Shortening Your Dialysis Treatment

There are thousands of patients across the world that attend outpatient hemodialysis for kidney failure. However, many of these patients unfortunately shorten their dialysis treatment time for various reasons such as not feeling well, cramping, doctor appointment, work related, family issues and other various reasons.

Dialysate: What’s in your Dialysis Bath?

   Every day, kidney patients across the world undergo kidney dialysis treatment. They perform this treatment either at home or in an outpatient kidney dialysis clinic. What many patients don’t see is how their blood is being cleaned during the dialysis process. During dialysis, the blood is cleaned by a solution called dialysate.