Sustainability - is your facility's process for educating patients, family members and staff sustainable? Is it an ongoing process? Do you report on treatment options education at your monthly QAPI meeting?
ESRD NCC LAN recommended
as a resource for staff training. The non-profit Medical Education Institute, Inc., developed the Method to Assess Treatment Choices for Home Dialysis (MATCH-D) to help nephrologists and dialysis staff identify and assess candidates for home dialysis therapies (PD and HHD). It is designed to sensitize clinicians to key issues about who can use home dialysis. Please note that there is a companion patient tool from MEI:
My Life, My Dialysis Choice
this is an online decision making tool that patients and family members can use when deciding on modalities.
Consider reviewing the Match D tool with your staff as part of their education process, and take a look at the
My Life, My Dialysis Choice Tool - it helps to organize questions about how a modality can fit into a patient's lifestyle. Maybe you can review both as part of a Lunch & Learn session with your staff? And recommend the
My Life, My Dialysis Choice website to patients and family members.
All Facilities MUST report feedback, but you ONLY need to report 7 step data if your facility is NOT part of an LDO (DaVita, DCI, FMC).