Tuesday, 18 January 2011 15:13

Helping yourself before the traning Starts

Written by  Francis Quinn
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Helping yourself before the traning Starts

You can help yourself in so many ways by being proactive before you start your training i was very proactive in learning how to use the other machine and set it up etc.. However the home dialysis machine is a little different then the other machine but its the same concept in setting up. So if nothing else get use to the terminology, and get to know what dialyzer ,bi cart and concentrate your on. Also get to know when your not feeling well and what to do in this case the nurse will advise.

Another useful part is taken yourself off the machine and taken out your own needles. Learn how to do your own wash back and remove you own needles one by one of course. Also learn how to handle on what to do if you clot and if you can't wash back..

A useful place to start getting to know the machine is this website the following links will help you with this.


The link will help you get to know what you'll learn while in training with the nurse.

This link is the full operating of the dialysis machine it was useful to me to flick through after the first few dialysis session you'll not have to read it all so just go to the bits you feel you need to learn more about. It may be worth printing it all out as a  references but i did not as i ave it saved on my laptop.


... http://home-hemodialysis.blogspot.com/2011/01/helping-yourself-before-traning-starts.html

Francis Quinn

Francis Quinn

Hi, I'm Francis and from Ireland and have been a dialysis patient twice in my life once in 1989 for 2 year and now again from 2009. I've done both forms of dialysis. Now am on the road to doing home dialysis. I've also had dialysis abroad in a dialysis center an intend on going on holiday this year again. I work 5 days a week as a Software Developer and mostly work in the office but i can also work from home. I really like my Independence's so for me being on dialysis does not restrict my life because i don'tt let it. I hope, to share my experiences of moving from hospital dialysis to home dialysis. I hope this will help to inform other to make the decision i did on moving from hospital dialysis to home dialysis and show it's not so scary Francis.

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