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Home Hemodialysis

Home Hemodialysis is an option that allows you the flexibility to complete your hemodialysis treatments in the comfort of your home.
Benefits of Home Hemo
“I feel like I have my life back. My days are free.”

“I do almost everything myself, but if I have any questions or need any help, the nurses are right there.”

Some of the benefits independent Hemodialysis patients have described include:

  • More liberal diet
  • A flexible schedule that patients can control
  • Higher level of independence
  • More time at home
  • More energy, and simply feeling better
  • Less time at the hospital
  • Ability to travel
To be a successful home hemodialysis patient, your commitment is needed, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the importance of your training, the maintenance of your skill set and your ongoing responsibilities.

Resources for Current Patients

The workbook is divided into 15 sections that deal with important subjects for patients responsible for managing their own hemodialysis. The sections include everything from the history and principles of hemodialysis to information on managing your medications, target weight, vascular access, and needling.

  1. Independent Hemodialysis Patient Workbook (Complete)
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Principles of Hemodialysis
  4. History of Hemodialysis
  5. Your Target Weight
  6. Your Vascular Access
  7. How to Needle Your Fistula or Graft
  8. Your Hemodialysis Catheter
  9. Safety Devices
  10. Managing Your Water
  11. Your Blood Work
  12. Your Medications
  13. Giving Yourself Medications
  14. Troubleshooting Guide
  15. Handling Hemodialysis Waste
  16. Disaster Preparedness
  17. Healthy Eating



Emergency Disconnect Procedure

Additional tools

  • Utility and Hydro Letter
  • Patient info for Septic 
  • BC Home Dialysis Home Program Installation Guide (Baxter)

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