Dialysis is the leading service delivered at the CKC. It provides all types of dialysis and blood component separation in accordance with international recommendations and using cutting edge technology. Acute dialysis, plasmapheresis and hemodiafiltration, as well as peritoneal dialysis and pediatric hemodialysis are provided only in the main hospital, downtown Cairo. Critically ill patients can receive highly sophisticated dialysis treatment in the hospital ICU, where regular cardiac and respiratory monitoring and ventilation, if necessary, are available.
Facilities for dealing with acute emergencies are available in all satellite units. Oxygen outlets are provided at each patient station. The staff is trained to deal with such emergencies on site. The CKC ambulances are always ready to transfer a patient who needs intensive care to the headquarters at any moment. Sixty chronic dialysis stations are distributed among the main hospital and the satellite units in its branches according to their needs.Each locationhas a private zone for patients who wish to receive their treatment in separate cubicles, where they may be accompanied by one or two visitors.
All units are connected with the headquarters by a digital network for sharing technical, clinical and administrative information. This also allows patients to move from one unit to the other, where they enjoy the same ambiance and treatment protocols and availability of their own follow-up data by the click of a button. All units are also monitored by a digital camera system, which allows minute-to-minute observation by an operation control officer at the headquarters.
According to the Egyptian regulations, certain stations in each unit are isolated and dedicated to Hepatitis-C positive patients. Hepatitis-B and HIV positive patients are referred to other private or State-sponsored units.
Our commitment to chronic dialysis patients is not limited to providing first class dialysis, but also to observe and manage them in-between the dialysis sessions. Each patient has an assigned specialist, who makes sure that his blood pressure, blood sugar, etc. are well controlled and that his body systems are functioning optimally even outside the scope of kidney failure.
Laboratory and imaging follow-up is provided as a part of the dialysis package. All information is integrated in a monthly report on each patient, that is submitted to his referring physician in order to create a dialogue for the best patient’s benefit.
Collective data on all patients are integrated into a series of internationally acknowledged Key Performance Indicators that are used for evaluation and corrective action whenever necessary.