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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‘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 Dr. John Agar
U.S. Dialysis Measures – Have We Set Up the Ladder Against the Wrong Wall?
Two or three years ago at the Annual Dialysis Conference, I was lucky enough to hear thought leader nephrologist Tom Parker III speak on U.S. dialysis measures and clinical practice guidelines.
Published on 05/30/2014 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Tags: goals, strategy, policy, measures, guidelines,
Haemodialysis: Going Green
This blog is about a hobby-horse of mine: eco-dialysis or, as I call it, "Green dialysis".
Published on 05/22/2014 by Dr. John Agar
Tags: green, eco, strategy, technology,
The 'Volume-safe Dialysis Duration' KPI
The following blog explores some simple, utterly naïve and probably crazy thoughts I have had about the development of a 'volume' Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for the day-to-day clinical management of dialysis patients.
Published on 04/24/2014 by Dr. John Agar
Tags: requirements, dialysis, fluid, strategy,
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