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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Haemodialysis: Going Green
This blog is about a hobby-horse of mine: eco-dialysis or, as I call it, "Green dialysis".
Published on 2014-05-22 18:37:08 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health
The KDQOL-36: A Team Tool for Plan of Care & Facility-Level Quality Improvement (QAPI)
I posed that question to the Council of Nephrology Social Workers' listserv. A social work colleague gave me permission to share her comments.
Published on 2014-05-14 14:25:04 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Are Partners Really Necessary for ALL U.S. Home Hemodialysis Consumers?
Anecdotally, we at MEI hear that as many as 40% of people who train for short daily hemodialysis (HD) at some clinics drop off of the therapy within a year.
Published on 2014-05-09 14:56:39 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Dialysis: Options Education is NOT Optional (& Tools to Help)
Almost exactly six years ago, on April 15, 2008, the "new" Conditions for Coverage for Dialysis Facilities was published in the Federal Register.
Published on 2014-05-01 18:48:49 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
The 'Volume-safe Dialysis Duration' KPI
The following blog explores some simple, utterly naïve and probably crazy thoughts I have had about the development of a 'volume' Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for the day-to-day clinical management of dialysis patients.
Published on 2014-04-24 13:39:21 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health