The renal unit at RJH is the main dialysis centre for all hemodialysis patients on Vancouver Island. Dialysis is for patients whose kidneys are not working effectively to eliminate waste and excess fluids. Over 650 inpatient cases received treatment at the RJH’s Renal Unit last year.
The total number of dialysis procedures last year was approximately 27,000.
Equipment in this area funded by generous donors supporting The Big Picture campaign:
Bladder Scanner - Home Dialysis Clinic (RJH)
An ultrasound machine emits sound waves and different tissues produce different echoes. A bladder scanner is designed to calculate the level of fluid in the bladder, a useful feature for clinicians before, during, and after their patients undergo procedures. This ultrasound bladder scanner will assist caregivers when they insert peritoneal dialysis catheters at patient bedsides in Royal Jubilee Hospital’s Home Dialysis Clinic.
This scanner will be used on about 50 patients per year at Royal Jubilee Hospital.
1 needed @$14,000.