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Why home dialysis?

Flexibility

Enjoy normalcy of schedule and lifestyle despite dialysis

Friends & Family

Be present for important milestones and daily moments

Feeling better

More energy, less time to recovery, fewer medications

You have options

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Home Hemodialysis

Home hemodialysis (HHD) is an alternative to in-center dialysis for people who want control over their time and treatment. Many dialysis clinics offer HHD training and support for patients and caregivers. You have multiple options for machines to use, with different features and benefits.

Like in-center dialysis, you’ll be connected to the machine via your dialysis access, which filters your blood through a dialyzer to remove toxins, waste, and excess fluid, then returns clean blood to you.

Key considerations:

 

  • Home dialysis clinic
  • Training for home
  • Care partner
  • Cannulation
  • Readying your home
  • Professional goals
  • Schedule flexibility
  • Independence
  • Quality of life
Read more: Home Dialysis
Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is an alternative to in-center dialysis and hemodialysis. PD is typically performed in the home, with training and support from your dialysis clinic. Different from hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis filters the blood by pumping dialysate into your peritoneal (abdominal) cavity, where it absorbs toxins and waste over the course of several hours, before being drained out and discarded.

 Key considerations:

  • Home dialysis clinic
  • Training for home
  • Clinical goals
  • Time treating
  • Readying your home
  • Infection control
  • Physical intimacy
Read more: Peritoneal Dialysis
 
 
 
 
In-Center

In-Center Dialysis

In-center dialysis treatments take place at a specialized facility where you have a set time for treatment 3 times per week. Trained healthcare providers will take charge of you and will administer your treatment, typically using high-flow dialysis machines designed for professionals.

You’ll be connected to the machine via your dialysis access, which filters your blood through a dialyzer to remove toxins, waste, and excess fluid, then returns clean blood to you.

Key considerations:

  • Location
  • Transportation
  • Scheduling
  • Safety & exposure
  • Contingency planning
  • Emotional toll
  • Staffing
  • Machine options
Read more: In-Center Dialysis
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From the Outset blog

The Raw Truth from a Home Hemodialysis Warrior

Inspiring recording artist, music producer, stay-at-home-dad and patient advocate, David Rush, describes how his life and dreams were redirected by chronic kidney disease, and his personal and powerful takeaway message for others.

Outset Medical is passionate about dialysis patients knowing their options and living their best life. This material is not intended to provide or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The reported benefits of a particular dialysis therapy may not be experienced by all patients. It is important that patients consult with their physician to understand the risks and responsibilities associated with a particular dialysis therapy prior to receiving treatment, and that they rely on their physician’s judgment. Only a physician can determine whether a patient is a suitable candidate for a particular dialysis therapy based on the individual facts and circumstances of the patient.

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