The Home Dialysis Central blog has published a post on Home Hemodialysis 101. Find it at https://homedialysis.org/news-and-research/blog/304-dialysis-101-for-home-hemodialysis-hd.
Dialysis Patient Citizens will present a May 26, 2019 webinar and conference call on Relieving Pain through Laughter, aka “Joyology.” For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/DPC/DPCLaugh2019.pdf, and RSVP at https://www.dpcedcenter.org/.
The 2019 UCLA Kidney Health Fair at the Beach will be held May 5, 2019 in Santa Monica CA, featuring education, inspiration, health screening, and entertainment for both adults and kids (and pets). You can register in person at the fair, but RSVP is recommended, by calling 310-954-2692 or emailing COREKidney@mednet.ucla.edu. Find more information in English at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UCLAKidneyFair2019.eng.pdf (or below) or in Spanish at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UCLAKidneyFair2019.esp.png.
Attendance at the Fair is free, but tax-deductible donations to support the UCLA Kidney Program are welcome. UCLA is raising funds to create a Kidney Center that provides comprehensive care to kidney patients and their entire families, from pre-diagnosis to transplant. To donate, see https://spark.ucla.edu/project/15493.
The ESRD National Coordinating Center has prepared a list of “Key Messages” for National Care Transitions Week, which you can find at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/NCC/NCC.NCTA.Keys.pdf. Other useful materials on the ESRD NCC website include:
- Care Transitions 201: CMS Webinar at https://esrdncc.uat.hsag.com/en/resources/professionals/care-transitions/care-transitions-201-cms-webinar/.
- Questions about You (and your hospital stay) at https://esrdncc.uat.hsag.com/contentassets/8bcc6caabcc74d48bb23802fa99dce95/nw15_sitdontstand-questions-about-you_final_508.pdf.
- We’re Not Being Nosy – We Care (so we want to know all about your hospital stay) at https://esrdncc.uat.hsag.com/contentassets/72339be2095d4906ba06b538680d531c/nw15_notbeingnosy_final_508.pdf.
MEI’S Home Dialysis Central blog has published a post on Emergency Planning for Home Dialyzors. Find it at https://homedialysis.org/news-and-research/blog/302-emergency-planning-for-home-dialyzors.
My Life, My Dialysis Choice is a free English/Spanish, values-based dialysis treatment matcher developed by the non-profit MEI and endorsed by AAKP and Home Dialyzors United. You enter your lifestyle preferences, and My Life, My Dialysis Choice suggests treatment options most appropriate for you. The tool is written at a 5th grade reading level and includes ALL types of dialysis. Find My Life, My Dialysis Choice at https://mydialysischoice.org/. It may load in either English or Spanish, but you can switch by clicking on the “English” or “Español” button in the upper left corner of the screen.