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.