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
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
Do YOU Want to Be a Home Dialysis Training Nurse?
Have you read about how home dialysis offers people with kidney failure a greater sense of control and better physical health and emotional well-being?
Published on 04/18/2014 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Tags: nurse, training, home, requirements,
Patients Who Choose to Go Home are the Winners
In the renal community, patients who choose to go Home are the winners. They will live 61% longer than in-center patients, live better, and have fewer side effects following their dialysis at Home.
Published on 01/16/2014 by Gerry Morrison