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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Permission to Thrive Chapter 2: Build Your Support Tribe
Losing a second kidney transplant was a very low point in my life, but this is where I sought help from my support tribe. I realized that this was too big for me to handle alone.
Published on 03/17/2022 by April McGraw, RN, CNN
The Dialysis World has Come Full Circle
I observed that the common denominator of patients who did the best were those who dialyzed at home, whether with PD or home HD. The home HD patients tended to look better, have better outcomes, and simply be living their lives to the fullest.
Published on 01/27/2022 by Jane Hafner, RN, BSN
In Case You Missed Them: 2021 Blogs by Dialyzors & Care Partners
This year, 2/3 of our blogs were written by people who are living each day with dialysis.
Published on 12/23/2021 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Revising Target Weight: A Personal Account
The goal is to attain your target weight by the close of each dialysis session, achieving this by adjusting your ultrafiltration (UF) amount to match your weight gain since the previous dialysis.
Published on 11/11/2021 by Ant de Villiers
The Value of Self-Care for Home Dialyzors and Care partners
When health challenges sneak into daily habits and activities, the balance of relationships shift and care partners may begin to be overwhelmed with dialysis-related tasks.
Published on 10/28/2021 by Renata Sledge, PhD, LCSW