This In-center service is when a person goes to a dialysis center for their hemodialysis treatments. Hemodialysis is a treatment that filters the blood of wastes and extra fluid when the kidneys are no longer able to perform this function.
With in-center hemodialysis once the person arrives at the dialysis center the health care team will take care of all aspects of treatment.
The typical dialysis session is usually four hours and during that time your blood pressure will be taken and the dialysis machine will be monitored. You are free to read, watch television, talk to fellow patients and care team members, sleep or any activity you can do from the dialysis chair.
At the end of the dialysis treatment, patient will be disconnected from the dialysis machine and vital signs will be recorded again.