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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Family as Caregivers
Family and kidney disease can be complicated. Actually family and most any disease can be complicated, but when dialysis is involved there are no rules.
Published on 2015-01-22 19:02:43 by Nieltje Gedney, VP/Treasurer of Home Dialyzors United
A new Kid(ney) prepares to blast off - the Quanta SC+
On the 6th January, 2015, Quanta Fluid Solutions put out a press release to announce the success of their application for CE mark approval for their new portable home dialysis system; the Quanta SC+.
Published on 2015-01-15 19:00:57 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health
Helping Too Little, Too Much—Who Wins and Who Loses?
Are home training staff and the care partner encouraging the patient to be as independent as possible—or are our expectations influencing who is expected to do what?
Published on 2015-01-09 00:19:21 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
A New Year for Dialysis—Home and In-Center
Let 2015 be the year that U.S. in-center dialysis outcomes catch up with the rest of the world.
Published on 2015-01-01 20:03:06 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
A Holiday Gift to the Planet from the Outback
... they have set up a sustainable dialysis system that also helps feed their community, provide local jobs and, as an incidental benefit, has created a tempting water-play option for their children, all in one of the driest places on earth.
Published on 2014-12-25 05:04:27 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health