How does System One work?

The compact size and simplicity of System One make it easy to use anywhere in your home or on the road.

Home hemodialysis is typically done with just three components:

Cartridge

  • The easy-to-use drop-in cartridge is easy to set up and wipe down after treatments

System One

  • The heart of the system, contains fluid pumps and system controls to deliver therapy
  • Its simple interface is easy to understand and use
  • Its portability gives you the freedom to dialyze in any room of your house

PureFlow SL

  • This dialysate preparation system combines tap water and concentrate to create dialysate
  • A simple faucet or under-sink connection and standard electrical outlet are all that are required to operate PureFlow SL
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Cartridge

  • The easy-to-use drop-in cartridge is easy to set up and wipe down after treatments

System One

  • The heart of the system, contains fluid pumps and system controls to deliver therapy
  • Its simple interface is easy to understand and use
  • Its portability gives you the freedom to dialyze in any room of your house

PureFlow SL

  • This dialysate preparation system combines tap water and concentrate to create dialysate
  • A simple faucet or under-sink connection and standard electrical outlet are all that are required to operate PureFlow SL

Dialysate Bags & Warmer

  • The Express Fluid Warmer delivers warmed dialysate from the dialysate bags to the cartridge
  • Pre-mixed dialysate bags can be used as an alternative to the PureFlow SL
    • By using dialysate bags patients have the freedom to dialyze wherever they go

Cartridge

  • The easy-to-use drop-in cartridge is easy to set up and wipe down after treatments

System One

  • The heart of the system, contains fluid pumps and system controls to deliver therapy
  • Its simple interface is easy to understand and use
  • Its portability gives you the freedom to travel
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Dialysate Bags & Warmer

  • The Express Fluid Warmer delivers warmed dialysate from the dialysate bags to the cartridge
  • Pre-mixed dialysate bags can be used as an alternative to the PureFlow SL
    • By using dialysate bags patients have the freedom to dialyze wherever they go

Cartridge

  • The easy-to-use drop-in cartridge is easy to set up and wipe down after treatments

System One

  • The heart of the system, contains fluid pumps and system controls to deliver therapy
  • Its simple interface is easy to understand and use
  • Its portability gives you the freedom to travel

Treatment Process

The treatment process can be performed by you or your care partner.

For each treatment, you insert a new cartridge into System One, where it is automatically prepared for use.

The dialysate is prepared in advance, in batches, when using the PureFlow SL, or you can use premixed bags (see Travel Setup)

During treatment, System One cleans your blood, just as is done in-center.

Blood and dialysate pass through the filter to clean the blood. Used dialysate, wastes and excess fluids removed from the blood are routed through a waste line on the cartridge and into any sink, toilet or drain

Therapy is complete when the prescribed dialysate volume has been delivered and your excess fluid volume has been removed.

Daily supplies are thrown away, and the Cycler is simply wiped down after use

 

You’ll receive expert training to use System One.

A training nurse at your dialysis center will train you and your care partner. You will learn how to access your blood, operate the system, monitor your vital signs, administer your drugs and handle emergency situations. One of the requirements for doing home hemodialysis with NxStage System One is that you have a care partner who is willing to monitor your home care. A care partner does not have to be a live-in relative, spouse, or family member, it can be a friend, neighbor, pastor or another individual trained on System One.