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Design & Safety

A single dialysis session takes close to four hours to complete, and most patients require three to four dialysis sessions per week. With that much time being spent hooked up to a machine, dialysis patients need a comfortable environment in which to receive treatment. The Dialysis Center was planned with patient comfort in mind. Our specialized chairs were designed specifically for dialysis patients. These oversized chairs fully recline to maximize patient comfort while still allowing ease of access for the care team. Also, each individual station comes complete with a privacy curtain and an adjustable flat screen television equipped with cable. Floor to ceiling windows in the treatment room allow natural light into the space, resulting in the feeling of a less "clinical" environment.


At Sierra View, the safety of our patients and our employees always comes first. That philosophydialcomputer.jpg extends into the design of The Dialysis Center. Large emergency exits are clearly marked and easily accessible. Infection control measures such as hands-off sinks, light switches, water closets and more are in place throughout the building. A state-of-the-art patient lift is available to transfer patients from their wheelchair to the dialysis chair and back. Computers on the clinic floor are wireless and portable to help minimize the risk of falls. And to prevent medication errors, we utilize the Med Select System.

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