Who is the dialysis treatment for? [Free dialysis training video]

hi this is Magda with utopia health

Career Center and I am here because I

want to talk a little bit about the

dialysis treatment and who do we offer

the dialysis treatment to and I usually

talk about dialysis itself and what it

is but this time I want to talk about

the patient who receives the dialysis

treatment so there are different types

of dialysis which I'm not going to talk

about here I am going to concentrate on

the stages of chronic kidney disease

because the people's whose kidneys are

not working any longer those are the

ones that receive dialysis or some type

of treatment could be a transplant for

example or dialysis so basically I

wanted to go over the stages and I'm

just gonna go ahead and roll my camera

closer so that we can see my my board

here so let's say people that have no no

problem with the kidneys should have

estimating rights should have a kidney

function of about a hundred percent

let's say we're good we have a hundred

strikes so 100 percent okay so hundred

percent means we're good no no type of

kidney failure or problem whatsoever hi

Megan Ito how are you so people when the

chronic kidney disease starts we start

we have five stages and we start with

stage one in stage one there could be no

symptoms so we have a lot a lot of

people walking around with stage one hi

Kayla with stage one renal disease and

they don't know it until they probably

get a blood test maybe or they get a

sonogram and they see the doctor

identify that there's something wrong

with the kidney in terms of anatomy but

the person has a very normal life and

there's really not a lot of symptoms so

then we move on to stage two and stage

two the person could have some symptoms

you can see one of the first symptoms

that arises is anemia because the kidney

has a very very very important part in

red blood cells creation so the person

could have anemia okay so that's what

you will see in stage 2 you could see a

little bit of anemia you could see high

blood pressure for example those type of

things and then stage 3 now stage 3 is

divided in into this is the most recent

published categories Stage three is

stage 3a and stage 3b so what they did

is that they if the person is starting

in stage three they're considered state

stage 3a and this goes by something that

is called the GFR I don't want a good I

don't want to get into a lot of

technicalities because I don't want to

start confusing everyone I just wanted

to stay like very at the surface level

and explain that there are five stages

of kidney disease so in stage three now

is divided stage a and stage B and most

of the patients that have our people in

the United States that have chronic

kidney disease aren't in stage three a

most of the people okay and many times

when X that knows when chronic kidney

disease is diagnosed the person is

already in stage three okay so then we

have stage 4 stage 4 is important

because at this stage is when the person

now it's considered a patient is starts

to starts to try to accept this idea


you're gonna need some type of treatment

in order to be to live because when we

move on to stage 5 this is called

end-stage renal disease this does not

mean that the person will die tomorrow

that's not what it is it's just the last

stage of these five stages so in

end-stage renal disease the person needs

some type of treatment they either need

dialysis or they need a transplant in

order to live so many patients receive

transplants even before receiving

dialysis they don't have to go through

dialysis to receive a transplant if they

actually have somebody that will donate

this kidney for them now if the person

wants a transplant a kidney transplant

but they don't have anybody that is

going to donate a kidney to them then

most likely they will have to start on

dialysis and wait they will have to go

on a list and this is called the

transplant the kidney transplant list

and they may be waiting the wait list

the weight is right now is maybe two to

three years so that this means that this

patient has to be on some type of

dialysis for two to three years okay so

in terms of dialysis there are two

different dialysis there is peritoneal

dialysis and then hemodialysis and

hemodialysis is what we focus on here

during our training we train staff

members to be able to learn about the

dialysis learn about kidney failure

learn about everything renal and qualify

you know prepare these dis students to

be qualified candidates at the dialysis

clinic now it's super important that

anyone that's considering dialysis as a

career it's super important that this

person understands that you shouldn't

choose dialysis because you

wanna better pay that shouldn't be the

reason because if that's the only reason

then you will not like you will hate it

you will hate it the person that goes

into dialysis as a career it has to be a

person that understands the chronic

kidney failure communities a person that

understands that can understand that

there is a lot of depression within this

community and a person that is going to

be there to give their best and to help

these patients live as fully as they can

so basically this is what I wanted it's

a short video all I wanted to show is

that there are five stages okay in other

videos I'll just go deep and I'll

explain a little bit more but there are

five stages and when we start treatment

is on Stage five we have to start

dialysis or the person has to receive a

kidney transplant and as I said many

people walk around and Stage one and

they don't know it how can you know it

how can you know it just asked your

doctor for a GFR percentage rate a GFR

percentage rate do that test and that

will give you an idea there are other

testings that are done but that at least

will give you an idea to make sure that

you're okay that your kidneys are okay

and in most recent statistics

unfortunately the CDC says that one out

of seven US adults have chronic kidney

disease one out of seven and that is

going going to be the prevalence so that

is going to be the projection one out of

seven and I read another study is that

one out of five for 2025 one out of five

adults in the US will have a diagnosis

of chronic kidney disease which it's

very scary those numbers are really

scary so

and another in it and the other hand we

also have per year 750,000 people on

stage five ESRD so that means that they

either received a transplant or they

will receive a transplant and or they

receive dialysis so basically that is

what I wanted to cover here I wanted to

let you guys know hold the dialysis

treatment is for because we talk a lot

about dialysis here in this and this

page but maybe a lot of you don't know

who who what type of patients receive

dialysis so it's basically for people

that their kidneys are not working

correctly and that they are already on

stage five so if we start out with a

function of a hundred percent people

that are on stage five have less than

15% people that are on this stage has

less than 15 percent 15 percent of

kidney function okay and that's when we

start dialysis or the patient receive a

transplant so I hope you enjoyed it and

that is it for today I will be here a

little bit more often and I will

continue to talk about chronic kidney

disease and we will continue to talk

about us as the providers and as the

caregivers and ask the staff members of

the dialysis clinics and and I will

continue to encourage all of you that

are working already on dialysis to try

to give the best of you and to try to

help these patients to live as fully as

I can okay so thank you for being here

and bye thank you for watching