QIA Resources

Be Safe: Keep Your Access Uncovered (Poster or Flyer)

Be Safe! This poster was developed by the ESRD Networks in relation to the decreasing long-term catheter project with the help of our Patient Advisory Council as a reminder to all patients of the importance in keeping your access uncovered during treatment.

Vascular Access Manager Education Opportunity (Webinar)

Register now for this free educational webinar presented by the National Association of Nephrology Technicians regarding cannulation of a Non-Surgical AV Fistula.

Cannulation of Non-Surgical AV Fistulas

July 23, 2020

3:00-4:00PM

Registration Link

Using the Network’s Vascular Access Report to Help in the Management of Your Facility’s Long-Term Catheter Reduction Efforts

Qsource ESRD Network 12 is happy to announce that we can resume distribution of facility-specific feedback reports in support of your management of vascular access submissions through CROWNWeb. Every Medicare-approved dialysis facility should have received a Vascular Access Report recently.  We strive to send out this report before the end of month to give your facility the chance to review, add, or change data before everything is locked down.  You may also use this report to help manage your efforts in reducing long-term catheters. If you have any questions or did not receive your Vascular Access Report, please email NW12-QIDept@qsource.org

Improving Communication with Long-term Care Facilities (Webinar)

The Link Between Long Term Care and Outpatient Dialysis Clinics, COVID-19 and Beyond-A part of Telligen’s Long Term Care Office Hours Series

Speakers: Shane Perry, Quality Improvement Analytics Manager, Qsource ESRD Network 12; Mandy Vires, RN, BSN, Quality Improvement Director, Qsource ESRD Network 10; Jazzmin Kennedy, RN, Quality Improvement Specialist, Qsource ESRD Network 10.

Description: Please join us to hear from the End Stage Renal Disease Networks 10, 12, 13 and 15 covering Iowa, Illinois, Colorado and Oklahoma. The Networks will talk about how COVID-19 has impacted the dialysis populations in these regions and present a communication tool to increase communication between long term care and dialysis centers. Staff will be able to answer questions from participants regarding barriers or opportunities to improve relationships with dialysis centers.

Register today!