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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Planting the Seeds for Patient Centeredness: Tips for Your Home Dialysis Training Program
I asked those who do home dialysis who post on the Home Dialysis Central Facebook page to make suggestions for the perfect dialysis clinic. Here’s what they suggested.
Published on 2015-04-09 19:38:00 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Slaying the Water Dragon
The beast that matters, the one that kills, is fluid, and, the most difficult dialysis dilemma is, and has always been FLUID REMOVAL.
Published on 2015-04-02 18:24:36 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health
Enabled to be Disabled
As I talk to more and more dialyzers, some who have been on since childhood, others for most of the last 20-30 years, the consistent theme I keep hearing is, “my life, my way”.
Published on 2015-03-26 20:04:46 by Nieltje Gedney, VP/Treasurer of Home Dialyzors United
Celebrate Home Hemodialysis Day—with Resources from MEI
Last year, NxStage created Home Hemodialysis Day on the third Thursday in March. Since MEI launched Home Dialysis Central in 2004 because we support home treatments of all kinds, we think this was a great idea.
Published on 2015-03-19 21:20:28 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Are YOU Ready for a Vascular Access Rupture?
A rupture can happen any time with a fistula or graft. Do you know what to do about it?
Published on 2015-03-12 23:04:58 by Lynda K. Ball