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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That Strange Dialysis Conundrum - Selection bias .. 'Cherry picking' .. or Optimum HD for those who can
Dialysis – indeed, the whole modality realm of renal replacement – presents us with a strange conundrum.
Published on 10/02/2014 by Dr. John Agar
Tags: discussion, information, education, care, patients,
Home Dialysis: One Way to Help More People on Dialysis Work
There are many reasons why someone with kidney failure might want to learn about and do home dialysis, like limited finances or insurance, poor transportation options, a need to care for loved ones at home, to have more control, and a desire to work.
Published on 02/06/2014 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
I think of things I'm thankful for - family, friends, and a job I love helping people I care about. Not surprisingly, dialysis patients and their home dialysis care partners are thankful for some of the same things.
Published on 11/27/2014 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
How can we tell if we are delivering good dialysis?
When it comes to assessing what is 'good dialysis', what should we take cognizance of?
Published on 11/14/2013 by Dr. John Agar
Patient-Centered Care: Reducing Needle Pain and Fear
Do you have patients for whom nothing you say will convince them to get a fistula or graft? Do you have patients who have had a blown stick and bruising of their access site who skip treatments? There may be many root causes for these reactions
Published on 11/07/2013 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW