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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Rethinking AVF Needling Techniques - (Make both “pointy ends” face towards the heart!)
More than a decade ago, Zyblut Twardowski asked me if I would be prepared to challenge the audience on the myths and legends surrounding needling techniques for native arteriovenous fistulae (AVF).
Published on 2014-11-06 20:11:17 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health
Be Prepared When You Fly with a Dialysis Machine
The law is clear that people traveling on an airplane with a portable dialysis device such as a PD cycler or NxStage hemodialysis machine should not encounter any difficulties.
Published on 2014-10-30 19:21:51 by Lana Schmidt
Anemia Management in Home Dialysis—How Well Are We Doing?
Patients with ESRD have a known risk of developing anemia … and tends to worsen as kidney function declines.
Published on 2014-10-23 19:12:20 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
PD in the Elderly—Wouldn’t SLOW and LOW Make More Sense?
When someone starts PD, they tend to have a reasonable amount of residual kidney function . So, why do we start them out with four exchanges a day?
Published on 2014-10-16 18:56:46 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
A Creative Way to Find a Home HD Care Partner
Do you want to do dialysis at home, but don’t have a care partner? Here’s a way I found that worked for me. I created a home dialysis nurse training program run out of my home.
Published on 2014-10-09 19:57:29 by Lana Schmidt