Billings Clinic Dialysis Center offers the most advanced technology and highly qualified canulators (staff who insert needles) - all are RN’s and LPN’s. The nurse to patient ratio is 1:3. Billings Clinic is a Magnet facility, which sets extremely high standards in nursing care.
Billings Clinic Dialysis Center is a not-for-profit, hospital-based dialysis center. Billings Clinic offers:
- inpatient and outpatient dialysis
- acute dialysis
- peritoneal dialysis
- continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) - The concept behind continuous renal replacement techniques is to dialyse patients, slowly, over 24 hours, just like the kidney. Intensive care patients are particularly suited to these techniques as patients are, by definition, bed bound, and, when acutely sick, not tolerant of fluid swings.
Billings Clinic Dialysis Center is equipped with the most advanced technology using Gambro Phoenix dialysis machines.
Billings Clinic nephrologist offices are on the downtown medical campus, along with the Dialysis Center. The nephrology providers are:
Billings Clinic Dialysis Center has a satellite clinic in Sheridan, WY This clinic has six dialysis chairs and also provides outpatient dialysis.
Your Interdisciplinary Team
Nephrologists, nurses, social workers, and dietitians will help you understand the technical, physical, social and emotional aspects of living with kidney failure. This team of professionals supports and respects your decisions and concerns as you participate in planning and directing your care.
In addition, there is support provided by other Billings Clinic specialist who work together and strive to provide you the best care possible. They include:
- mental health care professionals
- vascular surgeons
You help select the type of dialysis, hemo-dialysis or peritoneal dialysis, that best suites your lifestyle and medical condition with the least amount of disruption to your home and work life. Registered nurses provide training and assistance for persons who choose to use home dialysis. The care team provides 24-hour support for dialysis at home.
Talk to your nephrologist to learn more about Billings Clinic Dialysis Center.