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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Reflections on Safe PD Catheter Exit Site Care from a 29-year PD Nurse
First came Ford versus Chevy. In the 60’s, a more specific Mustang versus Camaro. Then, in the 80’s, BMW versus Mercedes. Now it’s internal combustion versus electric cars. We seemed to be faced with having to “take sides” in life with many decisions.
Published on 07/30/2020 by Alan Falcioni MSN, RN, CNN
How Come the English Never Learned to Cook? The Scots Did!
I flew from Copenhagen to Aberdeen Airport. True to form, the airline was reluctant for me to bring my dialysis machine.
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The Power of the Patient Voice
Years ago, when I first developed symptoms of a chronic illness, I was a passive observer in my care.
Published on 07/16/2020 by Nieltje Gedney
Short Gaps, Long Gaps, and Very Long Gaps: Intermittent Hemodialysis in the Real World
The goal of this blog is to give visibility into interesting news in the worlds of medical research and health care policy, especially insofar as those worlds intersect with the diverse areas of expertise among investigators at CDRG.
Published on 07/09/2020 by Eric Weinhandl, PhD, MS
Insurance 101 for Dialysis Social Workers
U.S. health plan choices are complex, with many confusing rules. If staff who educate patients about their health insurance options do not know all the rules, they may provide information that does not meet a patient’s needs
Published on 07/02/2020 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW