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  • How to Set Up New Home Dialysis Programs

    More than half of U.S. dialysis clinics are either not licensed to train patients in PD or home HD, or are licensed but have no patients in their home programs. A new review article outlines the core domains needed to set up and run a home dialysis program in the U.S.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2023-11-15)

    Tags: Home Dialysis Program, PD Training, Home HD Training

  • Remote vs. In-person PD Training: Which is Better?

    It’s a tie, finds a small, retrospective Italian study comparing 21 in-home, in-person PD trainings from 2014 through 2016 to 25 video-based training from 2016 through 2018. After a home visit, PD training done by telemedicine. Actually, there were 5 episodes of peritonitis in the home training group—and 0 in the telemedicine group. And, 2-year technique survival with in-person training was 56.3%—while for telemedicine training, it was 76.9%.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2022-10-17)

    Tags: Remote Training, PD Training, Telemedicine