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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Starting at Home and Staying at Home

November 06, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand, Virtual Only

Session Description

In the current environment, optimizing the use of home modalities is essential for patients and facilities. This session discusses ways to support initiating more patients at home while also protecting patients from common causes of transition away from PD.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss current disparities in the use of home dialysis
  • Compare common versus optimal starting plans for PD according to current evidence
  • Identify strategies for helping patients with medical issues threatening their PD course
  • Describe patient choice and the reasons patients and their caregivers stop home therapies
  • Outline strategies that help patients keep using home dialysis

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Dialysis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Carmen Carr, APRN, NP, RN
  • Jeffrey Perl, MD

Patient Voice/Commentator

  • Dawn Edwards