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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Helpful Home Hemo Hacks
Before each dialysis session, the machine is put through a 32-minute disinfection cycle. I use this time to attach the bloodlines, saline, and heparin.
Published on 10/08/2020 by Ant de Villiers
Tags: How dialysis works, Making dialysis better, home, home-dialysis-equipment,
Vitamin K2: A little known nutrient with big potential benefits for CKD
While vitamin K2 is being established as a critically important nutrient for people with CKD, it also shows great promise in mitigating the potential organ damage associated with HD, namely organ stunning.
Published on 04/30/2015 by Dr. Kate Rhéaume-Bleue N.D.
How Close Are We to Wearable Dialysis?
The concept of a wearable artificial kidney (WAK) is very good and promising work.
Published on 04/04/2014 by Dr. John Agar
Tags: future, dialysis, kidney, technology,
Rehabilitation Centers and PD: Building Community Partnerships
Almost immediately after accepting a part-time position in a home dialysis program at the University of Colorado Hospital, I discovered a service gap in the community that was affecting the care of our patients.
Published on 03/27/2014 by Megan R Prescott, LCSW, NSW-C
Tags: training, support, strategy, peritoneal, dialysis,
Acknowledge Your Social Worker: March Is Social Work Month!
How much do you know about social workers and what they do?
Published on 03/20/2014 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW