Welcome to the non-profit Medical Education Institute's Home Dialysis Central blogspot! This page is an umbrella under which Home Dialysis Central staff and guests can share their perspectives about home therapies and what we need to do to raise their profile and enable more people to use them. We'd like your comments as well! Bookmark our site and like us on Facebook! Help us tell the world about home dialysis.
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The End Stage Renal Disease Treatment Choices Model Includes In-center Self Care
On July 10 2019 President Donald Trump signed the Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health, which directed the Department of Health & Human Services to develop a reimbursement model to incentivize use of home dialysis and transplant.
Published on 11/12/2020 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Connected to Dialysis for 31½ Years and Happy
I know you're there, Mr. Death, I see you lurking for me in the shadow, and I don't want to come anywhere near you. I'm feeling bad. So bad...I'm vomiting this green substance and suffer burning pain whenever I urinate.
Published on 11/05/2020 by Paz Moscovitch Gun-Zakh
Dialysis Choices: My Journey to Nocturnal Home HD
I started my dialysis life in April, 2017. We’d had some talks about treatment methods, and with my huge fear of needles I opted for PD initially. (See my earlier post) as to how I dealt with that issue).
Published on 10/29/2020 by Stephen Hewitt
Helpful Home Hemo Hacks
Before each dialysis session, the machine is put through a 32-minute disinfection cycle. I use this time to attach the bloodlines, saline, and heparin.
Published on 10/08/2020 by Ant de Villiers
Dialysis Success: What’s in a Word?
Recently, I have noticed a lot of discouraging posts from members of the Facebook dialysis support groups. People are frustrated with their treatments, dialysis machines, even their lives.
Published on 10/01/2020 by Nieltje Gedney