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.
We have a "lifestyle bible" for sale that can help you learn about dialysis options. Help, I Need Dialysis! We also have prepared some slideshows on how to have a good future with kidney disease.
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Two for the Road: Seeing the World, Living with a Chronic Illness
Henning and I have been avid travelers most of our lives. Living on modest incomes, we prioritized travel over other life amenities, and often used air reward mileage and job perks to pay for parts of our trips, especially those overseas
Published on 2020-05-28 15:39:23 by Henning Sondergaard, Psychologist, Danish Kidney Association
Dialysis Social Work During a Pandemic: Caring for Patients Safely
How much do you know about your social worker's education, training, and mandated responsibilities? This blog is intended help dialysis clinic staff and managers know how your social worker.
Published on 2020-05-21 18:27:57 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
A Video Guide to Hemodiafiltration at Home with the Fresenius 5008 Machine
At age 42 I was diagnosed with end stage renal disease due to IgA nephropathy. To say it came as a shock is an understatement. I was a single parent to a 9 year old and had only just moved house.
Published on 2020-05-13 19:22:17 by Helen Jennings
A Nephrologist’s Perspective on Twelve Important Things for Dialysis Patients to Consider During the COVID-19 Pandemic
It is understandable to feel scared, anxious and even depressed during this time. It is important to maintain your health and decrease risk of exposure to infection
Published on 2020-05-06 20:06:42 by Michael Kraus, Associate Chief Medical Officer at Fresenius
View from the Bed: How to Cope with PD Cycler Pain
A few months ago, I wrote a post about improving PD retention. Having seen many Facebook threads over the years across various groups, this time, I thought
Published on 2020-04-30 19:41:30 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute