Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an ongoing journey. And while every journey is unique, Baxter is with you every step of the way, providing options that can balance your lifestyle with high standards of care.
Once you've been diagnosed with CKD or end-stage renal disease, it can seem like everything changes; you must learn about the nature of the disease, and make challenging decisions about your treatment options.
We understand the dramatic difference effective renal care can make when sequenced in a way that works with your body. We also understand your therapy goals include feeling well and maintaining an active lifestyle to work, travel and enjoy life to your choosing. That’s why we work to support you and your healthcare providers to deliver comprehensive treatment options designed to support the best care possible and help make therapy easier for you and your family.
Baxter has supported patients on their renal care journey with innovative therapy options for more than 60 years. We pioneered both home dialysis (peritoneal dialysis) and in-centre dialysis (hemodialysis), and we’re not done yet. We are committed to helping you achieve the best outcomes possible through simplified care.
Amia Sharesource allows me the confidence to go south and know that I have people in Winnipeg, looking after me. I know if something isn't right that information is being transferred to the clinic.
Alan, Peritoneal Dialysis Patient
Chronic kidney failure is the gradual loss of kidney function that results from a long-term disease. This is the more common type of kidney failure. Although it cannot be reversed, it can be treated. We invite you to increase your understanding of what the kidneys do and what happens when they begin to fail, review CKD treatment options and the different types of dialysis. Learn more at kidneycampus.ca, an essential online resource for patients living with CKD that contains a variety of educational tools.
Remote Patient Management
Our SHARESOURCE remote patient management platform is a two-way, cloud-based telehealth technology widely adopted globally for home renal patients. Remote patient management allows your healthcare team to remotely monitor and manage your therapy from their clinic, which includes the ability to adjust your prescription to optimize therapy without the need for a clinic visit. This added visibility to your home therapy also allows them to follow up with you in a more timely manner if they have questions about your treatments. SHARESOURCE is featured with our AMIA APD System.
Sharesource – Intended for use
The Sharesource portal is intended for use by healthcare professionals to remotely communicate new or modified treatment parameters with compatible dialysis instruments and transfer completed treatment data to a central database to aid in the review, analysis, and evaluation of patients' historical treatment results. This system is not intended to be a substitute for good clinical management practices, nor does its operation create decisions or treatment pathways.
Automated Peritoneal Dialysis with AMIA
There are two types of dialysis: peritoneal dialysis (done at home) and hemodialysis (typically done in a hospital or clinic). Automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) is a form of PD done by a machine, usually while you sleep so you can carry on normal activities during the day. To help simplify your APD therapy done in the comfort of your home, we designed the AMIA APD system with intuitive features, such as voice guidance, a touchscreen control panel and the SHARESOURCE remote patient management platform. AMIA's compact design also means it can be packed in a car or taken onboard an airplane, allowing you to conduct therapy when traveling for work or leisure.
Amia – Intended for use
The Amia Automated PD System is intended for automatic control of dialysate solution exchanges in the treatment of adult renal failure patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis.
All therapies using the Amia Automated PD System must be prescribed and performed under the responsibility of a physician who is familiar and well-informed about peritoneal dialysis.
Advancing Global Renal Care
We’re focused on advances that help remove barriers to quality care, from early-stage CKD through end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis or transplant.
We’re driving innovation that allows your healthcare providers the ability to deliver the highest standards of care for both home and in-centre dialysis.
We’re developing meaningful innovation that will simplify your care, so you have more flexibility in where and when you do dialysis.