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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Let’s Change the Default Dialysis Option to HOME
Why is in-center HD the default choice for everyone who start up dialysis treatment almost all over the World? In my eyes, it ought to be the fallback option when all possibilities for home treatment—either PD or home hemodialysis (HHD)—have failed.
Published on 06/09/2014 by Henning Sondergaard
U.S. Dialysis Measures – Have We Set Up the Ladder Against the Wrong Wall?
Two or three years ago at the Annual Dialysis Conference, I was lucky enough to hear thought leader nephrologist Tom Parker III speak on U.S. dialysis measures and clinical practice guidelines.
Published on 05/30/2014 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Haemodialysis: Going Green
This blog is about a hobby-horse of mine: eco-dialysis or, as I call it, "Green dialysis".
Published on 05/22/2014 by Dr. John Agar
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 05/15/2014 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 05/09/2014 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute