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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Reflections on Two Months of Home HD
I have now been dialysing at home for around 2 months and am slowly getting used to things, getting quicker at setting everything up and connecting, and learning something new every time.
Published on 10/14/2021 by Kaye Noone
Will COVID-19 Finally Force the U.S. to Address Causes and Treatments for Kidney Failure?
COVID-19 is having a huge, negative, long-term effect on those who are hospitalized with it and survive.
10 Getaway Takeaways - A Q&A with Home Hemodialysis and Travel Expert Vanessa Evans
With summer upon us and COVID-19 restrictions lifting in many areas, we thought now would be a great time to get some travel tips from a seasoned pro.
Published on 09/30/2021 by Vanessa Evans
In-center HD Complaints that Could be Solved by Going HOME
This post is both for people who might want a better life and to help sensitize dialysis staff to the lifestyle impact of the “default” treatment option.
Published on 09/23/2021 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Exercise in Kidney Disease: Is the U.S. Slow in Acknowledging Its Value?
Among nephrologists and dialysis personnel, some early adopters recognized the problem and began to encourage patients to exercise to counter debilitation and depression and foster independence.
Published on 09/16/2021 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW