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Home Hemodialysis Care Partner Quiz

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Transitioning from in-center to home hemodialysis

Dialysis patients thinking of making the move from in-center hemodialysis to home hemodialysis (HHD) often have many questions regarding their healthcare team, training, home modifications and more. Learn more about how the transition process works and how you can make it successful. 

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The buttonhole technique for home hemodialysis

The buttonhole technique is a method of self-cannulation used for in-center and home hemodialysis. Patients who self-cannulate with this method have reported that the buttonhole technique is easier, less time consuming and more comfortable than other forms of self-cannulation. Learn more about the buttonhole technique.

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The benefits of home hemodialysis

There are many medical and lifestyle benefits associated with home hemodialysis that are causing it to grow in popularity, including easy-to-use machines, a better quality of life, easier self cannulation methods and improved training courses. Learn more about the benefits of home hemodialysis.

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Family life and home hemodialysis

Whether it is the role change of a family member or a new kidney-friendly diet that you must start, your family life can be altered when you do home hemodialysis (HHD). Changes such as where you store the home hemodialysis supplies, who tends to the small children or how long you can go on vacation can be challenging for a family. But not every change is difficult to handle. Here are some changes you may see when you begin home hemodialysis and how you and your loved ones can manage them.

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Could you be a home hemodialysis care partner?

Every home hemodialysis (HHD) patient must choose a care partner. Care partners are important because they assist patients with the home hemodialysis process. Do you have what it takes to be a care partner?

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Home hemodialysis equipment options

New, reliable and user-friendly machines and water treatment equipment are now available for home hemodialysis patients. Learn about home hemodialysis equipment options.

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Home hemodialysis and water treatment

Water treatment is an important part of home hemodialysis. You can’t use just any water for home hemodialysis treatments. Water used for dialysis must be ultra pure. Learn more about ultra pure water, how it is made and why it is important for dialysis.

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Home hemodialysais: What to expect during your first year

Your first year on home hemodialysis (HHD) will most likely be a time of improved health and increased freedom. It will also be a year of adjustment as you learn to integrate your treatment schedule into your daily routine. Knowing what to expect can make your adjustment easier. Learn what to expect during your first year on HHD.

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History of home hemodialysis

Home hemodialysis started in the early 1960s when dialysis treatments were not readily available to most people. Learn about the history of home hemodialysis.

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A brief overview of home hemodialysis

Home hemodialysis (HHD) is rapidly growing in popularity among dialysis patients looking to have more control over when and how they dialyze. Learn more about the history, treatment options, training and equipment associated with this home modality.

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