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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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
My Home Haemo Routines (I’m a Creature of Habit)
I do home haemodialysis, every other day, overnight (nocturnal) for between 8 & 9 hours, and that is the key routine that everything else serves.
Published on 05/04/2023 by Stephen Hewitt
Options for Nursing Home Dialysis
Patients who need dialysis—including those who do PD or home HD—may encounter a time when they need more care than they or their loved ones can provide at home
Published on 04/27/2023 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Dialysis Staffing and Moral Injury: Patient Care vs. Policy
When I took my first job in nephrology, I promised that I would treat the patients like f
Published on 04/20/2023 by Jennifer Ravert, RN
A New Dream for Kidney Patient Education
This morning, I woke up thinking about the contrast between 33 years ago and now, in terms of kidney patient education.
Published on 04/13/2023 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
My Faith Carries Me Past My Health Obstacles
My name is Pedro Rivera III, I was diagnosed in 1998 with end stage renal disease at the age of 31. Along with this diagnosis came a history of other problems.
Published on 04/06/2023 by Pedro Rivera III
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
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
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
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