Recently, HDU articles and comments were featured in Renalweb, ANNA, and HDC publications. Check out our comments: Dialysis Choice or Dollars? and HDU Comments to Michigan U. on ESRD Patient Reported Outcomes and Patient Centric Measures.
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 […]
Switching Partners This blog post was made by Nieltje Gedney on April 21st, 2016. 2015 was not to end on the best of terms for me and my clinic. My nurse for the past year left for greener pastures. As I waited patiently for a new nurse to take over, I realized how important, almost […]
Dialysis Waste Management: Why Won’t Anybody Listen? This blog post was made by Dr. John Agar on April 28th, 2016. The 2015 USRDS Report records that, in round figures at the end of 2013, nearly 470,000 Americans were on dialysis. Of these, 420,000+were on some option of haemodialysis (HD) and 47,000+ were on some option […]
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACPNational Kidney Foundation spokesperson; Medical director, Dialysis Center of Lincoln, Neb. ALEXRATHS VIA GETTY IMAGES The path to the heart may lead through the kidney. As Valentine’s Day comes and goes, we commonly reflect on affairs of the heart. We have known for many years that people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) […]
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 […]
New CMS Reporting Requirement For 2016: Clinical Depression Screening For Dialysis This blog post was made by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW on February 11th, 2016. Medicare wants to be sure that clinics assess dialyzors for clinical depression at least annually. Why should you care if your patient is depressed? Depression can lead to behaviors […]
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