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June Patient Engagement Resource Highlights

2020-09-23T12:44:48+00:00June 6th, 2019|

Patient Engagement Resource Highlights JUNE Topic of the Month | “My Choices: Home Dialysis” Patient Engagement Calendar monthly topic for June: My Choices: Home Dialysis June Patient Engagement Action: Find out if home modality is a good option for you. This month, “Be Active in your Care” patient engagement calendar topic is “My Choices: Home

Ardyth M. Boucher Legacy Award

2019-07-02T15:58:58+00:00June 6th, 2019|

Call for Nominations: Ardyth M. Boucher Legacy Award The Ardyth (Ardy) M. Boucher Legacy Award has been developed to recognize and celebrate a dialysis or transplant patient who is dedicated to patient advocacy and education to help improve the quality of life for kidney patients in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri or Nebraska. Nominations are open for

Accreditation for ESRD Facilities

2020-09-23T12:43:47+00:00June 6th, 2019|

Free Webinar | Accreditation for ESRD Facilities Join Network 12 as we host the National Dialysis Accreditation Commission (NDAC) to learn more about the dialysis facility accreditation process. Webinar objectives: 1. Compare and contract accreditation by an Accreditation Organization and certification by the State Agency 2. Describe the process for accreditation and CMS oversight 3.

End Stage Renal Disease National Coordinating Center Quality Improvement Activity Learning and Action Networks (ESRD NCC QIA LAN)

2020-09-23T12:43:38+00:00May 8th, 2019|

The ESRD NCC hosts a series of calls based on topics of the CMS Quality Improvement Activities (QIAs). These include: Blood Stream Infection (BSI), Home Modality, Transplant, and Depression. ALL ESRD are invited to these meetings because improving the lives of dialysis patients in these areas is a global goal. Please also share these calls

What You Need to Know about Infection Control

2020-09-23T12:42:55+00:00May 8th, 2019|

Expiring Soon | CME from CDC: What You Need to Know About Infection Control In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Medscape launched a series of six CME/CE activities addressing the key issues surrounding infection prevention in healthcare facilities for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. These activities are valid for credit for 2

Best Practices for Improving the Patient Experience

2020-09-23T12:42:37+00:00May 8th, 2019|

Patients were recently greeted at Chromalloy American Kidney Center (CAKC) to what Brenda Bingel, RN, MSN, calls “Lobby Days,” an event organized to bring more attention to the occurrence of depression in dialysis patients. Brenda, Nurse Administrator at CAKC, Kelly Lazarus, LMSW, and Jackie Holschen, LCSW, decorated the waiting room lobby with posters detailing common

Decreasing Conflict and Creating Bridges

2020-09-23T12:42:09+00:00May 8th, 2019|

The Decreasing Dialysis Patient/Provider Conflict (DPC) toolkit is a wonderful tool to help staff manage conflict effectively, improve communication, and increase patient and staff satisfaction. Conflict is never easy and the unique characteristics of the dialysis setting can make it even more challenging. The DPC was developed by a national group of dialysis professionals and

Improving Communication Between Network and Facility Staff is Our Focus

2020-09-23T12:54:26+00:00May 6th, 2019|

Staff turnover is a common problem we all share in the dialysis world. Communicating with you effectively will help increase the results of our various shared quality improvement activities. As you know, maintaining patient data in the ESRD system (currently Crownweb) is mandated in the Dialysis Conditions for Coverage your organization agreed to when you

5-Diamond Patient Safety Program 2019

2019-01-16T17:10:13+00:00January 16th, 2019|

Quality Insights Renal Network 5 is pleased to invite dialysis providers to participate in the 2019 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program. Now in its 12th year, the program is designed to assist dialysis facilities in improving both staff and patient awareness of specific patient safety topics, using web-based educational modules to address all aspects of patient

New Patient Group Resource

2018-11-15T14:23:34+00:00November 15th, 2018|

New Patient Group Resource This year, the Network has worked with facilities in the Quality Improvement Activities to increase patient engagement. One of CMS’s patient engagement objectives is to increase peer to peer support through patient groups. The Network has collected information from the facilities in the region on the available patient groups and compiled