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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Red Light, Stupid Light: PD Color-coding Gone Wrong
But if you are on peritoneal dialysis, I bet you a bunch of bucks that as soon as you read “Stoplights” and “Dialysis” you knew where I was going.
Published on 12/07/2023 by Fabio’s Mom
A Lesson Accidentally Learned
It’s almost like, when you’re open to it, everyone can learn something from everyone else.
Published on 11/30/2023 by Jennifer Ravert, RN
A Very Thankful Thanksgiving
While we've been together since the early eighties, I have been fortunate to have Drea as my home hemo dialysis care partner since 2001.
Published on 11/23/2023 by Erich Ditschman
How to Survive and Even Thrive During Holidays When You Have a Chronic Illness
There is evidence that positive events over time can help improve gratitude, and there are techniques to improve gratitude—which has been found to improve mental health in healthcare workers.
Published on 11/16/2023 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Dialysis patients: How a finger can save your life when your fistula bleeds
During a time of emergency like this, people often flounder and do things they are not supposed to do and in fact, make things worse.
Published on 11/09/2023 by Kamal Shah
Another Nephrology Legend Leaves Us: Farewell, Todd Ing
Todd challenged and changed my thinking about things like dialysis options education.
Published on 11/02/2023 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
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Tailoring the Peritoneal Dialysis Prescription to Fit an Individual's Lifestyle
For those who have busy schedules or wish to travel, peritoneal dialysis (PD) can be a flexible and convenient option.
Published on 10/26/2023 by Michelle Carver, BSN, RN, CNN
Using a CarGenerator to Power a NxStage Hemodialysis Machine While Camping in an RV
I tested a CarGenerator Unit to power my travel trailer while performing a dialysis treatment.
Published on 10/19/2023 by Jennifer Prince
Does the ESRD QIP Really Drive Quality Improvement—or Risk Patients?
What does the ESRD QIP measure, and how?
Published on 10/12/2023 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
The PD to Home HD Flip—Part III: When the Lull Ends
I'd like to next talk about what to do when you have clear signs that a change will need to be made and how to accomplish that in a manner that doesn't cause unnecessary disruption.
Published on 10/05/2023 by Jennifer Ravert, RN