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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About Kidney Disease, Defiance, Compliance, and Humor
Having now had kidney disease, and multiple different complications and learning from it, I have found that there are things that only “patients” learn about doctors, and the medical system.
Published on 06/08/2023 by Fabio’s Mom
Tags: Making dialysis better, What is the best dialysis option for me, Choosing the right path through ‘The System’, Education issues: for patients and professionals,
Finding the Home Dialysis Needle (Resource) in the Internet Haystack
I use many of the websites I’ve listed to regularly respond to questions from social workers
Published on 06/01/2023 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Tags: Making dialysis better, Choosing the right path through ‘The System’, Education issues: for patients and professionals,
Safety First! How to Prevent Dangerous Home Hemodialysis Errors
critics seem to be quick to point out all of the “what-if’s” in play, and I personally feel safety concerns should always be addressed.
Published on 05/25/2023 by Jennifer Ravert, RN
Tags: How dialysis works, Making dialysis better, Education issues: for patients and professionals,
Live Life Courageously: Starting Home HD at 72
Throughout my life on dialysis, I have maintained a positive attitude about life, with the outlook of living each day to the fullest.
Published on 05/18/2023 by James Manning
Tags: Making dialysis better, Fistulas, grafts and catheters (including PD), What is the best dialysis option for me, Education issues: for patients and professionals, Other ‘cool stuff’ to help understand dialysis better,
View from the Chair: What Patients Want to Know About Sex on PD and are Afraid to Ask
I want clinicians to have a window into the body image and sexuality concerns of people on PD—so you can be proactive and ask your patients about this important aspect of their lives.
Published on 05/11/2023 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Tags: Making dialysis better, Education issues: for patients and professionals, Other ‘cool stuff’ to help understand dialysis better,