Hemodialysis Catheter Placement
You are scheduled for a Hemodialysis Catheter placement on
Where and when do I go?
Upon arrival at the UW Hospital go to the Patient Registration Desk.
They will send you to the UWHC Cardiovascular Center. You will take the “F” elevators to the
3rd floor and follow the signs to the Cardiovascular Center.
How do I prepare?
ξ Do not eat or drink for 6 hours before your procedure. You may take your prescribed
medicines as scheduled. If you take insulin, take only half of your long acting insulin. If
you eat on the day of the procedure, please call to reschedule.
ξ Do not take any blood thinners for 3 (three) days before your scheduled procedure. If
you have taken blood thinners which include warfarin and Coumadin® you will need to
reschedule with the kidney clinic. You may take aspirin.
ξ Bring someone with you to drive you home in case you need to be sedated.
If you have questions, call the Kidney Clinic nurse at 608-270-5656.
Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
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