Table 4.

Approaches to introducing home hemodialysis concepts and technology to patients with ESKD, their family members, and healthcare professionals

GroupEducational ProgramDurationEducators
PatientsTCU3–5 wkTCU staff (RNs, LPNs, PCTs) and HT nurse
TR1–2 wkTR staff (RNs, LPNs, PCTs) and HT nurse
Family members1-h program about HHD and equipment1–2 appointmentsSocial worker and HT nurse
IHD RNs, LPNs, and PCTs2-h program about HHD and equipmentDuring IHD orientationIHD educator and HT nurse
Dietitians and social workers1-h program about HHD and equipmentDuring IHD orientationIHD educator and HT nurse
Nephrologists1-h program about HHD and equipmentDuring IHD orientationHT nurse
  • TCU, transitional care unit; RN, registered nurse; LPN, licensed practical nurse; PCT, patient care technician; HT, home therapies; TR, trial run; HHD, home hemodialysis; IHD, in-facility hemodialysis.