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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Back to School: Hemodialysis University
The ISHD is hosting the 4th Hemodialysis University at Chicago. Meant for the busy practitioner as well as nephrology fellows, … get the latest updates in the field of hemodialysis from a group of renowned hemodialysis experts in an informal setting.
Published on 07/24/2014 by Dr. Madhukar Misra
Keeping Home Patients Home: Home HD After PD
Peritoneal dialysis, while the ideal first dialysis modality, has a limited functional duration for most patients … sooner or later the majority of patients will run into problems with inadequate dialysis.
Published on 07/18/2014 by Dr. John Agar
How Much PD Training Is Enough?
If you’re a PD training RN, have you ever asked yourself whether you have provided enough training to assure that your patients understand why you want them to follow the steps you taught them in preparing for and performing their exchanges?
Published on 07/10/2014 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
My Life, My Dialysis Choice—a New Tool for Offering Informed Consent
A couple of years ago, I found myself sitting in yet another airport terminal waiting for yet another plane. As I was pottering on my trusty iPad, my natural curiosity led me to wonder, “what is ‘out there’ about dialysis” in the App store?
Published on 07/02/2014 by Dr. John Agar
Depression and the Vital Role of Home Therapies
So, here’s a non-shocker: a new metaanalysis of 12 observational studies has found that depression increases the risk of death on dialysis by 45%.
Published on 06/26/2014 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute