Hemodialysis is a treatment that replaces the work of healthy kidneys, to clear neurotoxins and extra fluid from the blood. This is done using a special filter called a dialyzer or artificial kidney. Traditional Home Hemodialysis allows a nurse, technician or family member to perform sessions at home.
Each session is done three to four times a week for three to four hours or longer at a pre-scheduled time. However in our region we developed the first "Nurse Assisted HHD Program" whereby patients and caregivers are not trained to do the dialysis sessions themselves.