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cschwab

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Dialyzer reuse
« on: December 02, 2010, 01:23:20 PM »
Dialysis mix-up prompts discussion over equipment re-use

August 01, 2010 9:00 AM
BARBARA COTTER
THE GAZETTE (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

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Re: Dialyzer reuse
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2010, 11:02:30 AM »
Great article! My unit doesn't have Reuse so I don't know if it is only an American thing but I never did like the idea because I saw that mistakes can happen. I was surprised that Joe Atkins was for Reuse actually. I remember him from the old "Dialysis & Transplant City" group he created. 
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Re: Dialyzer reuse
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 07:11:36 AM »
We've always liked Joe here, but I'm not sure we will ever agree on reuse - I guess friends can disagree.

However, we feel Joe nailed it when he talked about the following:

http://www.dialysisethics2.org/forum/index.php?topic=594.0

Proud member of DialysisEthics since 2000

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*2000 US Senate hearings

*Verified statistics on "Dialysis Facility Compare"

*Doctors have to review charts before they can be reimbursed

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*2007 - Members of DialysisEthics worked for certification of hemodialysis
technicians in Colorado - bill passed

*1999 to present - nonviolent dismissed patients returned to their
clinics or placed in other clinics or hospitals over the years