In-hospital hemodialysis

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Find out what is involved in in-hospital hemodialysis and its benefits.

Key points

  • In-hospital hemodialysis is a type of dialysis that is done over three to four hours in a hospital setting.
  • Your child will usually receive in-hospital dialysis as an outpatient three or four times a week.
  • In-hospital hemodialysis means you do not need to store any equipment at home and lets your child meet other patients and have immediate access to medical care.
  • Your child must take time away from school for in-hospital appointments, follow a strict diet and take more medications than with other types of dialysis.
Last updated: July 30th 2014