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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Don’t Flog the Fistulas: Slow Hemodialysis Blood Flow!
The use of excessively high blood flow rates during dialysis-flow rates of upwards of 350 ml/minute-appears to be a US-only phenomenon.
Published on 03/30/2023 by Dr. John Agar
Tags: How dialysis works, Fistulas, grafts and catheters (including PD), Making dialysis better, Education issues: for patients and professionals,
Who is Teaching the Teachers?
On one side of the stethoscope you have a rushed, overworked, provider trying very hard to get through to the next appointment, and on the other, a human being quite possibly having one of the worst days of their lives. There is an instant disconnect.
Published on 03/23/2023 by Jennifer Ravert, RN
Tags: Making dialysis better, Choosing the right path through ‘The System’, Education issues: for patients and professionals,
Can you Hear Me Now?
Recent research from Johns Hopkins reveals that hearing loss is also linked with walking problems, falls and even dementia.
Published on 03/16/2023 by Nieltje Gedney
Tags: Making dialysis better, Education issues: for patients and professionals,
We’ve Lost Another Nephrology Inspiration: Farewell Andreas Pierratos
a nephrology giant who was a thoughtful, deliberative, and kind man who inspired countless others to offer optimal care for people with end-stage kidney disease.
Published on 03/09/2023 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Tags: Making dialysis better, What is the best dialysis option for me, Education issues: for patients and professionals,
Insurance 101 For Dialysis Social Workers
I hope this post will reduce the chance of sharing inaccurate information with patients
Published on 03/02/2023 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Tags: Education issues: for patients and professionals, Choosing the right path through ‘The System’, Making dialysis better,