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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Patients Who Choose to Go Home are the Winners
In the renal community, patients who choose to go Home are the winners. They will live 61% longer than in-center patients, live better, and have fewer side effects following their dialysis at Home.
Published on 01/16/2014 by Gerry Morrison
21 Things I've learned this past year I've spent on dialysis
Even if you are a dialysis patient, you are a human being first and deserve to be treated with respect.
Published on 01/09/2014 by Claudette Dunn
The Dialysis Waterfall – Part 2
Let us return, for a moment to the waterfall concept. While I described it in the context of fluid, it applies equally to solute clearance.
Published on 01/03/2014 by Dr. John Agar
The Twelve Days Of Dialysis
A Group Composing Effort - By Members of the Dialysis Discussion Uncensored Facebook Group
Published on 12/23/2013 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
The Dialysis Waterfall (Forget Urea: It’s Fluid That Kills)
Far too much emphasis has been placed on an arbitrary and flawed concept—Kt/Vurea—to the detriment of all else.
Published on 12/17/2013 by Dr. John Agar
Recently, a nurse had an exchange with our members that still has me shaking my head, due to her out-and-out rudeness and refusal to acknowledge that she might not know everything, and dialysis consumers have expertise of their own.
Published on 12/06/2013 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
I think of things I'm thankful for - family, friends, and a job I love helping people I care about. Not surprisingly, dialysis patients and their home dialysis care partners are thankful for some of the same things.
Published on 11/27/2014 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
That Darned Chocolate in Candy Crush Saga!
One challenge we often face as a non-profit developing evidence-based education to help people with kidney disease is awareness.
Published on 11/21/2013 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
How can we tell if we are delivering good dialysis?
When it comes to assessing what is 'good dialysis', what should we take cognizance of?
Published on 11/14/2013 by Dr. John Agar
Patient-Centered Care: Reducing Needle Pain and Fear
Do you have patients for whom nothing you say will convince them to get a fistula or graft? Do you have patients who have had a blown stick and bruising of their access site who skip treatments? There may be many root causes for these reactions
Published on 11/07/2013 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW