This video will show you what to expect
How does hemodialysis work?
How long will it take?
Foods you SHOULD eat
Foods you should NOT eat
Safety for Dialiysis
- Wash your hands very often
- Check your fistula site daily for a thrill, or vibrating sensation. If you do not feel the vibration notify your health care provider
- Avoid compression of the site, avoid wearing tight clothing
- Do not permit blood to be drawn, IV to be inserted, or Blood pressure to be taken in the arm where your fistula is located
- Don't carry bags on that side
- Avoid sleeping on the fistula area
- Observe daily for redness, swelling, bleeding, drainage, heat, or pain. Report promptly to your health care provider.
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