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Dialysis Fluid Removal

CMS Guidelines for Fluid Management In an effort to increase patient safety and improve patient outcomes, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new guidelines for hemodialysis fluid management (CMS, 2016).  Ultrafiltration is a measurement of how quickly fluid volume (mL) is removed per kilogram of body weight [ ... ]

By | 2018-08-06T13:45:45+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|

Treatment Options

At PA Dialysis Clinic of Reading and Reading Dialysis Center, we offer two treatment modalities: peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD). We also offer transplant referral services to local transplant centers. For most people, either form of dialysis is an option. Sometimes there are medical reasons why one therapy [ ... ]

By | 2018-03-16T23:43:44+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Patient Education|

Transplant Facilities Resources

Transplantation is an option for dialysis patients. For more information, our social services team is available to assist you with the referral process to a transplant facility. Did you know that a family member or a friend could potentially be a living donor for your kidney transplant? This may [ ... ]

By | 2018-03-16T23:47:48+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|

Transplant Resources

Gift of Life Donor Program: Organ Donation and Tissue Donation. Gift of Life Donor Program is the region's nonprofit organ donation program serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. www.donors1.org/ UNOS | Matching organs. Saving lives. United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the private, non-profit organization that manages the nation's [ ... ]

By | 2018-02-27T22:16:27+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|

Transportation Resources

Many dialysis patients are dependent on public transportation or contracted medical transportation services in order to get to the dialysis facility. Missing even one dialysis treatment can cause severe complications and jeopardize patient health. Because dialysis is a chronic outpatient treatment, patients are responsible for their own transportation. For patients [ ... ]

By | 2018-03-16T23:45:40+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|

Dialysis & Kidney Disease Resources

Our dialysis team is available to assist you and your family with questions you may have about your dialysis. In addition, there are numerous resources available to dialysis patients. These agencies provide a wealth of educational information in all subject matters relating to dialysis. For more information, click on [ ... ]

By | 2018-03-16T23:54:47+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|

Your Hemodialysis Treatment Team

The treatment process for End Stage Renal Disease is dependent on the collaborative efforts of a comprehensive team of individuals including your doctors, nurses and other trained professionals who carefully establish and organize your plan of care. The most important team member, however, is YOU. Whether you choose in-center [ ... ]

By | 2018-03-15T23:53:46+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|

Your Dialysis Treatment: What to Expect

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled treatment time. It is very important not to miss any dialysis sessions. Upon arrival, you will wait in the dialysis waiting room until a staff member calls you in for treatment. Once you are in the treatment area, a staff member will [ ... ]

By | 2018-03-15T02:10:32+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|

Getting Started on Your Renal Diet

When your kidneys fail, waste products and fluids that normally leave the body as urine remain in your blood. Dialysis removes most of those poisons, but between dialysis treatments, waste builds up again. That is why it is important for you to control the amount and type of food [ ... ]

By | 2018-03-15T02:13:02+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|