SEHA Kidney Care (SKC) currently provides hemodialysis treatments to nearly 1,300 patients. Hemodialysis helps patients lead an active life, despite their condition, by effectively filtering wastes, salts and other fluids from their blood. SKC’s hemodialysis facilities use the most modern purification systems, with ultrapure water treatment and state-of-the-art hemodiafiltration systems.
Hemodialysis is performed at our top of the range kidney care facilities using high-end dialysis membranes. The treatment is carried out under the supervision of our highly trained and experienced dialysis teams, consisting of nurses, physicians, dieticians and pharmacists. We have recently integrated SKC’s dialysis machines to our electronic medical records to monitor the quality of our service and to track each patient’s progress as part of their individual electronic record at SKC. SKC has developed its own electronic monitoring system that is possibly the best in the world, and in advance of any other system that we have seen, to ensure the safety and high care standard that we insist upon at SKC.
Hemodialysis can help to maintain the body’s proper balance and includes complex control of fluids, minerals and blood salts. Patients undergoing hemodialysis are required to follow a strict treatment schedule, diet and to take prescribed medications. SKC’s staff are on hand to offer dietary and lifestyle advice that is custom designed for each patient’s needs.
SKC also provides overnight haemodialysis. Overnight haemodialysis, also referred to as nocturnal hemodialysis, is carried out at night whilst the patient is asleep. Since patients with severe renal conditions often spend hours attached to the machine in a dialysis center, usually three times a week, overnight dialysis offers patients more time to themselves in the day. This form of dialysis is potentially gentler on the body with several patients claim improved energy levels, fewer medications, and less dietary restrictions from having longer dialysis sessions. Additionally, longer hemodialysis sessions may improve heart damage caused by high blood pressure, in addition to offering better phosphate control. Lastly, it can occasionally result in a faster recovery time – patients undergoing nocturnal hemodialysis may experience less fatigue than those on conventional hemodialysis daytime sessions.
The services are open for any renal patient on regular haemodialysis wishing to dialyse overnight, provided they are eligible to undergo dialysis in Abu Dhabi. Additionally, patients will need to commute to and from the dialysis center in Mafraq on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings. The SKC center provides patients with quality bed and linen, low lighting to facilitate sleep, earplugs, state-of-the-art monitoring systems, and meals/snacks as needed to make their experience as comfortable as possible.
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