Dialysis Services Nursing Unit

The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Dialysis Program offers a variety of treatment options for patients with kidney failure. We currently provide outpatient hemodialysis six days a week at our UI center located on 3W, in Iowa City. We also provide outpatient dialysis three days a week in Grinnell, North Liberty, Muscatine and Washington, Iowa. The acute program provides dialysis treatments to the acute kidney injury population as well as the hospitalized end stage renal disease patients at the bedside or on the 7 JCW unit.

The University of Iowa Dialysis Service also has one of the longest running home dialysis training programs in the country. Since the 1970s our program has trained many patients to successfully perform hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis in their homes, giving patients with renal failure more independence and flexibility.

We currently provide training for the following modalities:

  • Daily home hemodialysis (4-6 times per week for 2-3 hours per session).
  • Conventional home hemodialysis (3 times a week.)
  • Nocturnal dialysis (5 times per week, 6-8 hours per night).
  • CAPD (continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis).
  • CCPD (continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysis).