NN&I Article on Closing the Information gap

CLINICAL Closing the information gap: Health information exchange in dialysis Sharing clinical information through a health information exchange (HIE) offers a systems-minded solution to overcome the information gap between outpatient dialysis providers and hospitals. AMBER PAULUS, BSN, RN, CPHQ AND NANCY ARMISTEAD, MPA — JULY 26, 2017 Abstract Patients with end-stage renal disease  need frequent, ongoing dialysis […]

Blog Post on Home Dialysis Central by Beth Witten on Self-Cannulation: A Patient Right…

Self-Cannulation: A Patient Right And CMS Expectation For Interested And Trained Patients This blog post was made by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW on July 20th, 2017. I recently heard through the grapevine that some dialysis clinics do not allow patients to cannulate their own vascular accesses. I thought I’d share some arguments in support of patients being […]


Infection In Home Haemodialysis – It Can Be Sneaky! This blog post was made by Dr. John Agar on July 13th, 2017. Home haemodialysis (HD) permits both longer and more frequent dialysis and, as has often been discussed here and in the literature, offers the most efficient, effective and symptom-free dialysis of all HD modalities. But, there is a […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) article “No more ‘renal diet’ – tell me what I can eat!”

CLINICAL No more ‘renal diet’ – tell me what I can eat! PEGGY HARUM, RD, LDN — JUNE 20, 2017 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock I recently attended a meeting to hear nephrologist Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh MD, MPH, PhD, give a talk entitled “A balanced approach to phosphorus balance.” He began to tell attendees that European patients choose their […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) article Monitoring and surveillance of the hemodialysis vascular access by Joan Arslanian

CLINICAL Monitoring and surveillance of the hemodialysis vascular access To maintain a dialysis patient’s access, patency depends on diagnostic accuracy and active and timely interventions JOAN ARSLANIAN, MS, MPA, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CS, CNN — MARCH 19, 2015 The patient’s vascular access is often referred to as their “lifeline,” and without it, the life- sustaining […]

Home Dialysis Central (HDC) “What is Evidence-Based Kidney Patient Education” by Dori Schatell

What Is Evidence-Based Kidney Patient Education? This blog post was made by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute on November 3rd, 2016. At the non-profit Medical Education Institute (MEI), our mission is to help people with chronic disease learn to manage and improve their health. And, ever since the MEI was founded in […]