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Nursing Opportunities Dialysis Unit
Nursing Opportunities Dialysis Unit

The Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation program at CMHC is dedicated to providing the highest quality pediatric care to children with kidney disorders and their families. Our department recognizes that the family is an integral "team member" and is essential to the planning and implementation of the child's health management. Therefore, all of our programs are conducted in a family-centered environment that is designed to assist the patient achieve the best possible outcome.

Our services include:

  • Kidney Transplantation
    • Laparoscopic Kidney Donation
  • Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) (in-center and home)
    • Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)
    • Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD)
  • Hemodialysis (HD) (in-center and home)
    • Vascular Access Surgery and Repair
      • Angioplasty
      • Surgical Revision
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Medical Infusions (in-center and home)

We have 10 treatment stations.

Our patients range in age from neonates to 18+ years.

We are located at:

  • Children's Mercy Hospital, Hospital Hill, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Camp in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, where hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are preformed in a camp-like atmosphere.
  • School visits are also made to educate students, teachers and school nurses.

Why choose us?

  • We offer a nationally and internationally recognized end-stage renal disease (dialysis and transportation) program that is the largest pediatric dialysis and transplant center between St. Louis and Denver.
  • Children's Mercy participates in multiple pediatric renal transplant and dialysis research studies to evaluate new therapies and is a member of the Combined Clinical Trials in Pediatric Transplantation (CCTPT) Study Group.
  • Our staff focus on a variety of Continuous Quality Improvement projects such as:
    • Treatment algorithms for iron and erythropoietin therapy in patients with kidney disease and anemia
    • Impact of a formal compliance monitoring program on the success of kidney transplant care
  • Our program participates in the North American Pediatric Transplant Cooperative Study (NAPRTCS) registry of dialysis and kidney transplant patients with nearly 150 other pediatric centers in the U.S. and Canada.

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