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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Short Gaps, Long Gaps, and Very Long Gaps: Intermittent Hemodialysis in the Real World
The goal of this blog is to give visibility into interesting news in the worlds of medical research and health care policy, especially insofar as those worlds intersect with the diverse areas of expertise among investigators at CDRG.
Published on 07/09/2020 by Eric Weinhandl, PhD, MS
Insurance 101 for Dialysis Social Workers
U.S. health plan choices are complex, with many confusing rules. If staff who educate patients about their health insurance options do not know all the rules, they may provide information that does not meet a patient’s needs
Published on 07/02/2020 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
So, You Think Driving a 7-passenger Van on the Wrong Side of the Road in a Foreign Country is Crazy?
Last May 2019 we spent 2 weeks in Southwest England, Wales and Northumberland, and then 10 days in Scotland with our dear Danish friend Henning Sondergaard. It was our fourth trip to England and third trip to Scotland. Each time we've rented a car and dri
Tags: Making dialysis better,
A Sea Change in Nephrology Training for Home Dialysis
Greater adoption of home dialysis—both peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home hemodialysis (HD) has had a number of system challenges, including nephrologist training.
Published on 06/18/2020 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Tags: How dialysis works,
Fistula: Miracle and Thief
“Lifeline” is the popular term for the surgically modified blood vessel we call a fistula. The regular veins responsible for returning blood to our hearts are too thin-walled and delicate to withstand repeated needling or the speed of blood flow required
Published on 06/11/2020 by Ant de Villiers