On-site dialysis performed at a SNF removes organizational and operational challenges for dialysis centers and care facilities, while reducing or eliminating the stress placed on patients during transportation. The portability of the NxStage System One makes it possible to provide SNF patients with access to on-site dialysis, including more frequent hemodialysis, versus transporting them, often by ambulance, to an off-site dialysis center three times per week. Studies of SNF patients performing on-site more frequent hemodialysis have shown reductions in both mortality and hospitalizations.1-3 In addition, by performing dialysis treatments on-site, patients have greater flexibility and are able to attend scheduled meals, rehabilitation therapy, and social activities.
"Our mission is to deliver innovative and compassionate dialysis care to geriatric patients in skilled nursing facilities and we realized we needed an alternative strategy to meet the growing demand for our services in certain states such as
"We believe the SNF market represents an opportunity to improve outcomes and quality of life for skilled nursing patients, as well as to improve overall costs of care, by reducing transportation costs and re-hospitalization rates," said
Service providers, skilled nursing administrators or others interested in learning more about on-site dialysis with the System One at skilled nursing facilities can visit www.nxstage.com/snf for more information.
The NxStage System One is a prescription device and, like all medical devices, involves some risks. The risks associated with hemodialysis treatments in any environment include, but are not limited to, high blood pressure, fluid overload, low blood pressure, heart-related issues, and vascular access complications. The medical devices used in hemodialysis therapies may add additional risks including air entering the bloodstream, and blood loss due to clotting or accidental disconnection of the blood tubing set. Patients should consult with their doctor to understand the risks and responsibilities of home and/or more frequent hemodialysis using the NxStage System One. Additionally, the reported benefits of home and/ or more frequent hemodialysis may not be experienced by all patients. Patients and providers are encouraged to contact their state regulators to discuss state-specific regulations that may impact dialysis in the skilled nursing facility setting.
About the NxStage System One
The NxStage System One is the first and only truly portable hemodialysis system cleared specifically by the FDA for home hemodialysis and home nocturnal hemodialysis. The simplicity and revolutionary size (just over a foot tall) are intended to allow convenient use in patients' homes and give patients the freedom to travel with their therapy. When combined with the NxStage PureFlow™ SL Dialysis Preparation System, patients are able to further simplify, using ordinary tap water to create dialysis fluid on-site on-demand. Unlike conventional hemodialysis systems, the System One family of products requires no special infrastructure to operate. Under the guidance of their physician, patients can use the NxStage System One, with their trained partners, where, how and when it best meets their needs, including while they are sleeping - at home or on vacation and at a medically appropriate treatment frequency. In addition, NxStage's Nx2me Connected Health® platform collects important NxStage System One and patient information for flexible viewing, monitoring and reporting that may improve patient management and patient retention, as well as simplify alternative site care. The System One is also used to provide a range of flexible therapy options in more traditional care settings such as hospitals, dialysis centers and skilled nursing facilities. Its safety and performance have been demonstrated by experience with more than 14 million treatments with over 30 thousand patients around the world. www.nxstage.com.
About NxStage Medical
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