One of the big projects we wrapped in early September 2017 was for a patient education tool to help Satellite Healthcare staff inform their patients on ways they can improve their quality of life by making choices in how they dialyze. Number one priority is to get rid of the catheter that goes directly to their heart and is a huge risk for infection that can put them in the hospital and lower their life expectancy. The better choice is to get a preferred access to lower the risk of infection. This pilot project includes videos that play in the lobby while the patient is waiting to go into the main area of treatment and an iPad presentation where the healthcare professional can show them videos.
This video features actors David Rodrigues, playing the role of Hector, and Phillip Reyes, Hector's son, with Hector detailing the reasons he had not had the access surgery sooner in a video entitled “I Wish I Had Done It Earlier”.