Dialysis Tech News

New Dialysis Center Opens in Gainesville, GA

GAINESVILLE, GA – Residents are happy about a new dialysis center that recently opened up in Gainesville, GA. The small town is located about an hour north of Atlanta. Dr. Michael Lebow heads up the new facility that was designed specifically for dialysis patients. “Access Gainesville has been specifically designed with the dialysis patient in … Continue reading

Highland Park Hospital Ending Outpatient Dialysis Services

HIGHLAND PARK, IL – Highland Park is located about 30 minutes north of downtown Chicago. The Highland Park Hospital is one of four hospitals in the NorthShore University HealthSystem that offers outpatient dialysis treatments. Apparently the treatments are no longer cost effective and the hospital is getting out of the dialysis business. In 2011 Medicare … Continue reading

The Importance of Friendly Dialysis Technicians

The process of receiving dialysis is not fun. Many patients have to receive hemodialysis treatment several times a week. Each treatment can last 3-5 hours and often requires large 15-guage needles to be inserted into the arm. Patients can not get up and walk around. They can not move their arm. They are temporary restricted … Continue reading

Audit Recommends Reevaluation of Dialysis Drug Payments

In a report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) a recommendation was formulated to Medicare that the base rate for end stage renal disease (ESRD) payment bundles be reevaluated. “Our findings show that acquisition costs for most of the drugs under review have decreased, but … Continue reading

Tiny Wrist-Worn Dialysis Machines a Real Possibility

Hemodialysis is one of the most effective ways of treating a patient with kidney failure or kidney damage. Once the kidney is no longer able to function properly, artificial methods must be employed to do the job. Dialysis machines are usually quite large, expensive, and requires constant maintenance. But that could all change with a … Continue reading

Peritoneal Dialysis Solution Recalled

A recent upset of peritoneal dialysis solution has caused Baxter International Inc to issue a recall of a single lot of the solution. DIANEAL PD-2 is a peritoneal dialysis solution made of 1.5% Dextrose. It is being recalled after patients and others have made complaints of particulate matter, which has been identified as mold, in … Continue reading

Warren County Community College Offers Dialysis Technician Courses

Starting January 27th through April 4th 2014 the Warren County Community College in New Jersey will be offering courses for dialysis technician. These courses are focused on providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the job force as a qualified dialysis technician. This dialysis technician course is the only one offered in … Continue reading

Studies on Dialysis by John Ralph Koch

Below is the introduction of John Ralph Koch’s thesis titled, “Studies on Dialysis.” It was submitted for the degree of Master of Science at the University of Wisconsin in 1922. The complete thesis document can be downloaded here. ———————————————— Dialysis is the process by which substances are separated from one another by means of membranes. … Continue reading