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Travelling HD Patients

Travelling can be important to the quality of life for many hemodialysis patients. In BC, we support the desire of hemodialysis patients to travel.

​All BC dialysis units have the same requirements and use the same processes and forms for visiting patients.

Guidelines & Forms

Visiting Patient Guideline 

This guideline for Travelling/Visiting Hemodialysis Patients discusses the requirements and processes for accepting visiting patients at hemodialysis units in BC. Patients may come from within BC, within Canada or internationally.

This Q&A document highlights key points in the guideline.   

  • Printed, hand-written and faxed to the destination; or
  • Filled in on-line, printed and faxed to the destination.

Forms to be completed:

Visiting unit to send to home unit after patient contacts to request space:

Home unit to send to visiting unit (within 2 weeks of receiving Form 1a):

Home unit to send to visiting unit (immediately prior to the patient's visit):

Visiting unit to send to home unit (after final run at visiting unit):

Tools & Resources

Dialyzer Specifications and Substitution Chart for Visiting Patients

This chart provides a list of commonly used dialyzers and BC equivalent dialyzers. This may help reduce the need for patients having to bring their own dialyzer if the dialyzer they use is not in common use in BC.

Wall Poster

This poster is intended for posting in areas of high patient traffic. The purpose is to (1) raise awareness amongst patients that dialysis units support travel; and (2) that patients need to plan their travel ahead.

Resources for patients:

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