Nurse Ruth shares if patients who are on home kidney dialysis can travel.
For the patients doing in-home hemodialysis there’s a couple of options in traveling.
One, you can take this cycler with you in a car traveling mode and do dialysis in the hotel rooms or family’s home or however you choose, but you can take your cycler with you.
If you are going in extended like in a cross-country trip, I have a gentleman who is going next week and going to have supplies delivered to his son’s house and we’ll do his treatments there with his own cycler.
The other option that you can do is to make arrangements to travel and run in-center at an in-center freeing up both you and your family member or your partner, who is helping you to have more vacation time on your own.
Ruth Gray, R.N., H.H.D., is a registered nurse affiliated with Southwest Kidney Dialysis in Tempe, Arizona. Ruth works with DaVita Tempe Dialysis in the home hemodialysis department, training patients to perform at-home dialysis.