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Patient Education Resources

68 Patient Education Resources

Acute Hemodialysis

| .pdf | PRINT CODE WQ85-1151

Hemodialysis is a treatment that uses a machine to filter your blood and remove waste and extra water from your blood. Topics include: what your kidneys do, what acute kidney failure is, what peritoneal dialysis is, what hemodialysis is, and how to live with kidney disease.

Care of Your Arteriovenous Fistula

| .pdf | PRINT CODE WQ85-0651

An arteriovenous (AV) fistula gives access to your bloodstream for hemodialysis. It is made by joining an artery and a vein during surgery. This pamphlet explains when your fistula will be ready to use, what to expect after your surgery, how to care for your incision (cut), and how to exercise your fistula arm before and after surgery.

Care of Your Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter

| .pdf | PRINT CODE WQ85-0352

This pamphlet reviews how to protect your peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to care for your incision (cut) or exit site after surgery and keeping your bowels regular. This pamphlet is also available in French.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

| .pdf | PRINT CODE WQ85-1999

The cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus found in people of all ages. People who have had a kidney transplant and are taking immunosuppressive medications are at risk. The pamphlet outlines the symptoms, how the virus is diagnosed, and how it is treated.

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