Table 3.

Sample curriculum for trial run program

Sample Curriculum
Day 1
 Frequency and schedule of HHD, relative to in-facility hemodialysis
 HHD without a care partner, as appropriate
Day 2: Introduce the technical components
 Machine
 User interface (displays, buttons)
 Cartridge
 Dialysate
Day 3: Explain the benefits and risks of HHD
Day 4: Describe self-cannulation
 Probe patient’s interest in or fear of self-cannulation
 Describe techniques to overcome fear, as is necessary
 Discuss use of a central venous catheter for vascular access
Day 5: Invite a current patient on HHD to share experience
 Training
 Daily routine at home
 Effect of frequent hemodialysis on health and quality of life
 Cannulation
 Patient responsibilities
 Care partner role
  • HHD, home hemodialysis.