This document sets out the minimum standards for providing haemodialysis at home to guide Victorian health services. It focuses on services which should be provided in addition to those routinely provided for patients undertaking haemodialysis therapy in a dialysis facility.
What these standards cover
- Assessment of suitability
- Training of patient and/or carer that includes safety, troubleshooting and appropriate escalation responses
- Agreed patient responsibilities for home haemodialysis
- Support of patients undertaking home haemodialysis
- Review of patients performing dialysis at home
- Technical safety features
- Staff resourcing and training
In response to a Coroner’s recommendation, we reviewed protocols and procedures for home haemodialysis across Victoria, with the aim of developing a more standardised approach to delivering home haemodialysis and improving patient outcomes.
Last updated 11 Jun 2021
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