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Traveling on Dialysis by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 10 Dec 2008 9:06pm Bill Peckham writes in his blog "If you've always wanted to see Toronto, dialysis shouldn't be the thing that stands in your way. It can be done but first payers must understand that travel matters." This was in response to a comment by Anupama from Bangalore who wanted to go see her (Bill, Anu is a lady, btw) brother in Canada. She was wonde ... Read on »
Travelling on dialysis by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:08pm I have always loved to travel. When I was on Peritoneal Dialysis, I could travel quite comfortably. Baxter has a good network in India and they would deliver the PD fluid wherever I wanted. I made a couple of really enjoyable trips (Kodaikanal, Mahabaleshwar) while on PD. On Hemo, things are very different. You HAVE to have a dialysis ce ... Read on »
NephroPlus introduces Holiday Dialysis by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 07 Jul 2013 1:52am I have always loved to travel. For the first few years after getting on to dialysis, my travel was totally out. Then when I got onto Peritoneal Dialysis, I began some travel. I went to Kodaikanal and Mahabaleshwar. And then, of course, there was the (in)famous trip to Mahabalipuram ! When I had to give up PD, I thought that was the end ... Read on »
Q & A: Peritoneal Dialysis contracting & holiday entitlements by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 May 2009 12:22am Q: I have been asked to contact you regarding concerns over peritoneal dialysis contracting. following discussions of the North West Collaborative Procurement Hub. All the NW renal units work through the Procurement Hub with the aim of achieving the best results from contracting for dialysis consumables. There have been major anxieties wi ... Read on »
NephroPlus brings dialysis to Mahabubnagar by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 14 Jul 2011 9:19am This morning, the third NephroPlus center was officially inaugurated. This is a very significant milestone in many ways. For one, there was no dialysis facility in Mahabubnagar. Dialysis patients currently travel about 100 kilometers each way to Hyderabad to get dialysis two to three times a week. It takes a good two hours to travel one way. S ... Read on »
Dialysis in India - the need for a registry by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 2:59pm I am not aware of any dialysis registry that exists in India. If I am wrong, please correct me. Why is this important? In a country like India, you cannot escape the size of the population. By implication, you are always dealing with huge problems. Problems that affect a large number of people, problems that require a large quantum of res ... Read on »
Travel Nursing Jobs Ease New Overtime Ban by Highway Hypodermics .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 07 Oct 2008 7:18pm 1 Comment Foundation Medical Staffing supplies dialysis nurses to fill the gap. Oklahoma City (PRWEB) August 21, 2008 -- Several states, including New York and Massachusetts, recently passed laws that prohibit medical facilities from scheduling overtime for their nursing staff. This may contribute to the rising gap between the current amount of nurses ... Read on »
"Dialysis patients are special too" by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 11 Aug 2012 9:30pm I found this post on a forum. This was posted by a renal nurse. I only wish more nurses and technicians were like this! "Renal patients get a bad press by healthcare professionals, and it bothers me. So just for the 5 mins it takes you to read my thread I want you to imagine you are a hemodialysis patient…………….. You can’t drive to dialys ... Read on »
Travel chaos - improvements expected soon by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted Tue 12 Jan 2010 12:00am Guy Hill transfixed the audience with his story. The taxi was late. The lady at the end of the phone said “don’t worry, it will be there shortly”. Guy had been ready for a good 20 minutes before the agreed pick-up time; he always was – sometimes the taxi was early. Missing the plane would be a major headache. It would knock everything out o ... Read on »
Amazing Bill Peckham by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:48pm Bill Peckham is at it again! Right now, he's on a boat called the Grand Waltz and is making his way to San Juan Islands by sea for a vacation. He has his NxStage System One (a portable dialysis machine) and will be dialysing on the boat every night! Bill is a perfect example of how to live life to the fullest even when on dialy ... Read on »