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 […]

Home Dialysis Central (HDC) Medicare Open Enrollment(10/15-12/7): It’s Not as Scary As You Think BY Beth Witten

Medicare Open Enrollment (10/15-12/7): It’s Not As Scary As You Think. This blog post was made by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW on October 20th, 2016. During open enrollment, people can join or switch Medicare drug plans or can switch from a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan to Original Medicare. By law, people on dialysis can […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) American Kidney Fund (AKF) activates disaster relief program to help dialysis patients affected by Hurricane Matthew

KIDNEY CARE COMMUNITY American Kidney Fund activates disaster relief program to help dialysis patients affected by Hurricane Matthew Dialysis patients affected by Hurricane Matthew eligible for financial assistance from American Kidney Fund NN&I STAFF — OCTOBER 19, 2016 iStockphoto The American Kidney Fund has activated its disaster relief program to provide emergency funds to help […]

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Quality will improve if we pay for dialysis based on time MELVILLE HODGE — OCTOBER 18, 2016 Oleksiy Mark/Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock Why do American dialysis patients, living in the most scientifically advanced and prosperous country in the world, still face a double-digit risk of death? While mortality rates have declined among the prevalent population, 17% of […]

Home Dialysis Central (HDC) Hearts in the Crossfire: Standard Hemodialysis Stuns Organs –But, There is Hope! by Dori Schatell

On Home Dialysis Central — Blog Post –Hearts In The Crossfire: Standard Hemodialysis Stuns Organs—But, There Is Hope! This blog post was made by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute on February 26th, 2015. Dr. Chris McIntyre, newly moved from the UK to the shining dialysis beacon of London Ontario, Canada, became one […]

NN&I An Inside Look at Telemedicine for Home Dialysis

HOME DIALYSIS An inside look at the UAB home dialysis telemedicine pilot REBECCA ZUMOFF — AUGUST 11, 2016 Getty Images/Hemera/ThinkStock The University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine’s Red Mountain Home Dialysis Training Unit is piloting a three-year telemedicine trial for peritoneal dialysis patients, funded by a $180,000 grant from Baxter International. Forty patients speak with […]