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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Acknowledge Your Social Worker: March Is Social Work Month!
How much do you know about social workers and what they do?
Published on 2014-03-20 20:14:00 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Don’t Flog the Fistulas: Slow Hemodialysis Blood Flow!
The use of excessively high blood flow rates (read "pump speed") during dialysis-flow rates of upwards of 350 ml/minute-appears to be a US-only phenomenon (read "tragedy").
Published on 2014-03-14 20:02:22 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health
Getting Rid of "Us vs. Them" in Dialysis
It's March, which often means spring (though seemingly not this year!), and it's National Kidney Month, with World Kidney Day on March 13th.
Published on 2014-03-07 15:23:21 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Starting PD & Medicare: A Flush is NOT Enough
When a new patient starts treatment for ESRD, his or her dialysis clinic must complete the CMS 2728 in CROWNWeb.
Published on 2014-02-27 20:26:23 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Observations from the Atlanta ADC
Again, I have been stunned by the reticence here (in the US) to jiggle, cajole, encourage, empower that penny to drop...the penny with treatment time 't' embossed on one side and treatment frequency 'f' emblazoned on the other.
Published on 2014-02-20 20:08:40 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health