Dialysis and Treatment Options

Recently a fellow patient asked me what treatment options were available to dialysis patients.  I stuttered a bit and named the ones that came to mind: In-center dialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Home Hemodialysis, and NxStage.  These may be correct but that’s about as far as I went.  Honestly, I couldn’t give her much more information than that although I should be well versed in various options (also referred to as Modalities).  Then, this recording of a conference call came up about “Treatment Options” from the DPC Education Center.

Education Manager & Nephrology Nurse Joanne Smith Provides Education on Treatment Options for Kidney Patients

On April 9, Education Manager Joanne Smith hosted an educational conference call and webinar on treatment options for kidney patients. Smith has been a nephrology nurse for 32 years, and provides in-home training to patients on peritoneal and hemodialysis.

CLICK HERE to listen  and view the slides on YouTube.

If you have some more time, the DPC Education Center is very valuable.

I also came across this link to training manuals for nephrologists in training.  It might offer some insight into how physicians are trained in nephrology and renal issues. CLICK HERE to see it.

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About DevonTexas

I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I can be hooked up to a machine that will clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I go to a center and have too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passes through a process where it's cleaned and the fluid is removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. I want to advance knowledge about dialysis so that other patients can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them. All comments are confidential until I approve them. If you don't want your comment public, let me know and I will respect that. So, feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy.
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