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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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 Anthony de Villiers
How do I Communicate the Benefits of Home HD to my Patients? A View from New Zealand
Over half of all dialysis patients in the country are on home dialysis. In my hospital, this proportion is somewhat lower, at around 45%. I want to say outright that this is not achieved by rationing of dialysis to get a healthier patient pool.
Published on 07/31/2014 by Mark Marshall, Dr, nephrologist, Middlemore Hospital
Keeping Home Patients Home: Home HD After PD
Peritoneal dialysis, while the ideal first dialysis modality, has a limited functional duration for most patients … sooner or later the majority of patients will run into problems with inadequate dialysis.
Published on 07/18/2014 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health
How to Help Home Dialysis Patients Work
How many more home dialysis patients could work if they were encouraged to keep their jobs and/or informed about work incentive programs that could help them return to work—and keep their employer group health plans?
Published on 06/19/2014 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
‘Poo and Goo’…Dialysis Effluent and the Septic Tank
Dori Schatell recently asked me about an interesting question posed to Home Dialysis Central by the wife of a PD patient, and it has led me on a voyage of discovery and to places with which I was quite unfamiliar.
Published on 06/12/2014 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health