Promote Appropriate Home Dialysis
Quality Improvement Activity (QIA)
For questions or technical assistance, please contact:
Sarah Keehner,
RN, BSN, CNN
Quality Improvement Director
(203) 285-1214 
ACTION REQUIRED:

On Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 the National Coordinating  Center will host a Home Modality Learn an Action Network (LAN) call from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Please follow the link below to register to attend this event.

 

Click Here to Register

Patient Resources:

American Association of Kidney Patient:

 

A Caregiver's Whish List: Tips on how dialysis patient can help their caregivers

 

University of Florida created a detailed list of pros and cons for IHD, PD, and HHD: 

 

Home Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis pro and cons

Provider Resources:

Home Dialysis Central offer tips and tools for provider to educate patient and care partners about the demands of home dialysis.


Dear Provider,
  
The NCC LAN event that will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 will feature the creator of the Home Dialysis Central website. The website was designed to raise awareness,promote the utilization of home modalities, and provide tools and resources to care partners. The presentation will focus on:
  • Addressing the role that emotions play in modality choice
  • The importance of the question, "what matters to you" for new patients
  • Will introduce the MATCH-D and My Life, My Dialysis Choice tools that can aid patient in modality  decisions.
Once a modality choice had been made, identifying and incorporating  a care partner is impetrative to the success of  a home modality.
 
Most often care partners are patients family member, or someone who lives in  or neat the patients residence. As the dialysis population gets old, most often patients lean on their children for support. Supporting an elder parent with a chronic disease can quickly become overwhelming. Most of theses individuals have full time jobs, children at home, and other commitments.
 
The American Association of Kidney Patients has developed a resources for patient to share with their care partners. The tool highlights what patient can do to help reduce burden for their care partner. The tool helps patient to:
  • Understand what they are still capable of doing for themselves
  • Access what services maybe be available to them so that the care partner does not have to take on total responsibility
  • Developing a schedule for both patient and care partner
  • Tips for communicating with care partner
  • How to encourage the care partner to care for themselves  
Project Activities
  • Reviewing data entry in CROWNWeb  for "training  start date"
  • Appoint a Home Therapy Patient Champion to promote Home Dialysis at the facility
  • Create an Education Station
  • Complete the July's Monthly Summary Report