Home Peritoneal Dialysis Unit - Alberta Kidney Care - North
Offers peritoneal dialysis that can be done by clients in their home; provides training, support, and multidisciplinary follow up clinical care.
This service includes the following:
- provides peritoneal dialysis (HPD) that can be done by clients in their home; provides training, support, and multidisciplinary follow up clinical care
- dialysis fluid is infused through a tube into the client’s belly. The peritoneal membrane (lining of the belly) acts as a filter to take away toxins and extra fluid from the body. Clients usually do 4 treatments per day, with each treatment lasting about 30 minutes
- Nurses teach clients and family members about peritoneal dialysis and how to do it at home. Follow-up is done by phone and in routine clinic visits
- service is offered to clients in central and northern Alberta, neighbouring provinces, and the Northwest Territories
Service Providers May Include
dietitians, nephrologists (kidney specialists), registered nurses (RNs), social workers
Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.