#2. Schedule an EVENT (Lobby day, show and tell, meeting presentation - think outside the box) Partner with your staff, patients, Transplant Center Staff and/or Home Therapies Staff. How can you best work together to celebrate Treatment Options?
We are almost half way through this year's QIA performance period. January-September is where we work to meet the QIA goals: Transplant (new patients to the UNOS list) and Home Therapies (new patients starting PD or Home Hemo Dialysis).
May is a good month to review past interventions, and work with existing partners or form new partnerships (Stakeholders, other facilities, providers, and patient groups) to ensure that we are offering patients access to resources and experts in Home Therapies and Transplant.
By the end of May, you should have a firm understanding of how your facility is performing in the QIA. Are you trending to the goal of patients either beginning training for Home Therapies or being listed on the UNOS Transplant Waitlist?
Unconditional Teamwork at the Network:
Did you know that you can "Team" via the internet?
Digital Teamwork and Resources:
Home Dialysis Central
We are working with
Home Dialysis Central (HDC) to help patients, family members and care partners have access to support systems and educational materials to help them make the move to "Home". HDC is a part of the Medical Education Institute (MEI) and they have been building a multi national community of peer support and
Professional resources for years. (They even have an
on-line dialysis machine museum!)
Talk to your patients about the internet, let them know that HDC is available 24/7 for them. If they are feeling isolated, this a space where they can
explore home therapies and connect with others - or just
read their stories.
Join the 12 cutting edge pilot facilities that are already part of "Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes" (Project ECHO®) with
Project ECHO® seeks to share education among the dialysis and transplant communities through teleECHO clinics, and to monitor education outcomes. The ECHO model is achieved through the creation of ECHO “hubs” or
regional centers, in which partner dialysis sites or
“spokes” connect through teleECHO clinics, gaining
specialty expertise and knowledge.
To join for FREE, contact:Kristy Richards, Project Manager, NYKidney at: (518) 530-2153 or
May Worksheet:Please review the May MSR worksheet (PDF) to see how you are being asked to report on this month's activities.
Please submit your Monthly Status Report online by May 31st.