Home dialysis consists of peritoneal dialysis, it's similar to in-center dialysis in that a vascular access or catheter is required to access the bloodstream. However, the patients are trained to perform the procedure themselves. Blood tests and monthly physician visits are scheduled.
- Nocturnal hemodialysis: Dialysis treatments are performed during the night while the patient is sleeping. These are generally 6-8 hours and 3- 6 times per week.
- Short–daily: Dialysis treatments are performed 4-6 times weekly and are usually of a shorter duration in comparison to in-center.
Patient training for home dialysis is offered at our Highland Park Hospital Outpatient Dialysis Unit. For more information, please call 847.480.3700.