We have basically three types of clinical services
- In-Center Hemodialysis
- At-Home Treatments
- Transplantation Referral
The process by which a kidney machine cleans out waste products and removes excess fluid from your blood. This is done through two needles that cycle your blood through the kidney machine and then returns clean blood back into your body. It takes approximately four hours of treatment, three times a week to keep the waste products and fluid at acceptable levels.
First Prevention offers home hemodialysis, either with the aid of a partner or additional services provided by our nursing staff.
First Prevention staff teaches patients and their caretakers how to incorporate this treatment into their daily lives. Patients then dialyze at home, often while they are sleeping, using state-of-the-art equipment.
Types of Peritoneal Dialysis:
Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD): This type of dialysis is performed by the patient and/or family member in the home. Dialysis solution is put into the peritoneal cavity and after 4-6 hours is drained out and fresh solution is instilled back into the peritoneal cavity. This process is repeated four times a day, seven days a week.
Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) This type of dialysis is performed by a machine called a cycler at night while you sleep and once during the day. The machine will do the fluid exchanges while you sleep and allows your daytime to have minimal exchanges.
Kidney transplantation is a possible form of treatment depending on many things, including your age, medical condition, and your desire to have a transplant.