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Patient Education


The Network strives to promote patient education in the dialysis community.  It is in the best interest of every patient to be an active participant in his/her health care. The more you know about your treatment and the routine of the dialysis process the more you can be an advocate for yourself. Dialysis staff are frequently asked to do more in less time and with less resources. This can be stressful, and humans are prone to making errors under these conditions. You can help protect yourself by taking more responsibility for your care.

To assist, the Network has posted several helpful links and resources online, such as the following: 

2018 Monthly Patient Education

Month Topic
January
February
  • QIP Education: Measures Used
  • Hemodialysis Vascular Access Lifeline (English / Spanish)
March
  • Grievance Process
  • Definition of a Grievance
  • Anonymous Grievance
April
  • Treatment Options
May
  • QIP Education: How to Access and Use the Dialysis Facility Compare Website
June
  • Network Role in Facilitating Access to Care
July
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
August
  • Vaccinations
    • HBV
    • Flu
    • Pneumococcal
September
  • Actions in Emergencies and Disasters
    • Shelter in Place (English / Spanish)
October
  • Medicare Part D
  • Network Committees and How to Join 
November
  • Disease Management
    • Welcome to Medicare Physical
    • Heart-Healthy Living
    • Smoking Cessation
    • Diabetes Control
December
  • How to Interpret a Facility's ESRD QIP Performance Score Certificate


View Patient Education Archives 
 



Page last updated: 1/10/2018