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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Seven Ways to Know When Dialysis is Optimal (Not Just "Adequate")
If you have been reading our blog (and if not, you may want to go back and peek!), you'll see that we are not fans of Kt/V urea as a measure of dialysis "adequacy."
Published on 04/11/2014 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
How Close Are We to Wearable Dialysis?
The concept of a wearable artificial kidney (WAK) is very good and promising work.
Published on 04/04/2014 by Dr. John Agar
Tags: future, dialysis, kidney, technology,
Rehabilitation Centers and PD: Building Community Partnerships
Almost immediately after accepting a part-time position in a home dialysis program at the University of Colorado Hospital, I discovered a service gap in the community that was affecting the care of our patients.
Published on 03/27/2014 by Megan R Prescott, LCSW, NSW-C
Tags: training, support, strategy, peritoneal, dialysis,
Getting Rid of "Us vs. Them" in Dialysis
It's March, which often means spring (though seemingly not this year!), and it's National Kidney Month, with World Kidney Day on March 13th.
Published on 03/07/2014 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Starting PD & Medicare: A Flush is NOT Enough
When a new patient starts treatment for ESRD, his or her dialysis clinic must complete the CMS 2728 in CROWNWeb.
Published on 03/03/2014 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW