Next Generation Home Hemodialysis that Fits Your Life
You Can Take it with You
Like the NxStage® System One™, VersiHD goes where you go. Durable and designed for transport, you can bring it across the room or across the country. While most dialysis machines require a water hook-up, the VersiHD can be used with pre-mixed dialysate bags, making travel easier and providing safe-to-use dialysis fluid in the event of an e#mergency. If you lose power, the system can be run using a generator.
*Refer to user guide for bagged fluid information and power input requirements.
Simplicity Meets Versatility
Preparing for a treatment at home is designed to be simple and easy for you. Set up includes inserting a disposable cartridge into the cycler, spiking a bag of saline to prime the cartridge, and pressing the “add fluid” button. The machine then automatically performs checks and prepares for treatment. NxStage systems are the only hemodialysis machines cleared in the U.S. for solo and nocturnal dialysis therapies, giving you and your care team more options for when and where you dialyze.
Operation Made Easy
The VersiHD’s colorful touchscreen is designed to be easy to learn, easy to see, and easy to use. Buttons on the screen are bright and clearly marked, and only light up when they can be adjusted or pressed. This feature helps keep you on track and feeling confident throughout your entire treatment.
Connected to Your Care Team
Nx2me Connected Health® and the Nx2me iPad app are part of the VersiHD dialysis experience. During treatment, Nx2me gathers data on flow rates, volumes, and pressures, and sends this information to your care team. You can use the Nx2me iPad app to record flow sheet records (blood pressure, pulse, and medications) or start a call or video chat with a nurse or NxStage technical support.
How VersiHD Works
Whether you’re doing therapy at home or while traveling, the design, features, and functions of the VersiHD are meant to fit your schedule, lifestyle, and dialysis needs.
Anything Can Happen. Including Dialysis.
VersiHD lets you continue with dialysis treatments, even during difficult times.
Potential Benefits of More Frequent Home Hemodialysis, Including Treatments with VersiHD
Fluid and toxin removal with more frequent hemodialysis is closer to that of a healthy kidney1, which works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Performing more frequent therapy may result in a wide range of health and lifestyle benefits.
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Risks and Responsibilities
Patients should review the following information carefully and discuss it with their doctors to decide whether home hemodialysis with NxStage systems is right for them.
Users should weigh the risks and benefits of performing home hemodialysis with NxStage systems.
- Medical staff will not be present to respond to health emergencies that might happen during home treatments, including, among other things, dizziness, nausea, low blood pressure, and fluid or blood leaks.
- Users may not experience the reported benefits of home, more frequent, or nocturnal hemodialysis with the NxStage systems.
- The NxStage systems require a prescription for use.
Users will be responsible for all aspects of their hemodialysis treatment from start to finish.
- Medical staff will not be present to perform home treatments. Users will be responsible for, among other things, equipment setup, needle insertions, responding to and resolving system alarms, system tear-down after treatment, monitoring blood pressure, ensuring proper aseptic technique is followed, and following all the training material and instructions that nurses provide.
Users will need additional resources to perform home hemodialysis.
- Users will need a trained care partner to be present during your treatment at home (unless their doctor prescribes “solo/independent” home hemodialysis, described below).
- Users must have a clean and safe environment for their home treatments.
- Users will need space in their home for boxes of supplies necessary to perform home hemodialysis with NxStage systems.
Certain forms of home hemodialysis have additional risks.
- If a doctor prescribes home hemodialysis more than 3 times a week, vascular access is exposed to more frequent use which may lead to access related complications, including infection of the site. Doctors should evaluate the medical necessity of more frequent treatments and discuss the risks and benefits of more frequent therapy with users.
- If a doctor prescribes “solo/independent” home hemodialysis without a care partner during waking hours, risks of significant injury or death increase because no one is present to help users respond to health emergencies. If users experience needles coming out, blood loss, or very low blood pressure during solo/independent home hemodialysis, they may lose consciousness or become physically unable to correct the health emergency. Users will need additional ancillary devices and training to perform solo/independent home hemodialysis.
- If a doctor prescribes “nocturnal” home hemodialysis at night while the user and a care partner are sleeping, risks increase due to the length of treatment time and because therapy is performed while the user and a care partner are sleeping. These risks include, among other things, blood access disconnects and blood loss during sleep, blood clotting due to slower blood flow or increased treatment time or both, and delayed response to alarms when waking from sleep. A doctor may need to adjust users’ medications for nocturnal home hemodialysis, including, among other things, iron, Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents (ESA), insulin/oral hypoglycemics, anticoagulants, and phosphate binders.