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 […]

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 […]

Pat’s Adventures in Dialysis

  Thursday, May 28, 2015 The “We’re Back in the Midwest! Well in Illinois!”, edition. Good morning!  Whew!  Yesterday was a long day. And despite the time change, I am up at 5:30 AM. Except it’s Central time instead of Pacific time. Go figure. Well, yesterday was travel day.  We went to Champaign, Illinois with […]

The Emotional Connection in the Patient-Care-giver Relationship NN&I

JANE DAVIS, DNP, CRNPANDKIM ZUBER, PA-C — FEBRUARY 10, 2016 Hongqi Zhang/Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock The dictionary defines relationship as the way two or more people or organizations talk to, behave toward, or deal with each other. In reality, defining the patient-provider relationship is much more complicated and elusive. In every practice, there are patients who stand […]

Treatment Supply Checklist for Travel

I suggest packing a separate large ziploc bag of supplies for each treatment planned during your vacation. (Some centers will include these in your supply orders, so ask.) Then all you have to do is grab the bag for that day’s treatment and set up and go. Amount of supplies will vary depending on patient […]