Transplant coordination quality improvement activity (QIA)

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Network Project Lead: Lexie Totty, MSW, LSW
Network Project Co-lead: Lori Finch, MS, RN, CNN, NE-BC

AIM: at least a 10% increase in the rate of patients placed on a waitlist for transplant of eligible patients in the Network 5 service area.

Quality Insights Renal Network 5 (QIRN5) is conducting a Transplant Quality Improvement Initiative to increase the rates of patients on a transplant waitlist in outpatient dialysis facilities. This project aims to reduce disparity in the promotion of access to waitlisting.

Project Launch Materials

Facility Acknowledgement Form

Project Syllabus

Project Checklist

Lobby Poster

Facility ENGAGE Pre-Assessment

Monthly Data Collection

Monthly Data Collection Tool

Patient Survey

Webinars & Slides


There are webinar events each month. Below is the 2019 schedule. Each month, the webinars will alternate between national LAN calls and Network Coaching Calls. Project participants are expected to participate in all webinar events.
Please note that these dates are subject to change based on speaker availability. Meeting details, including registration link and call overview, will be provided as they are received.
All of these webinars* will be held from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET on the 1st Tuesday of each month
Advanced Registration is Required
LAN Schedule  Transplant QIA Coaching Calls
January 2019 February 2019
March 2019

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April 2019

May 2019 June 2019
July 2019 August 2019
September 2019 October 2019
November 2019  

Please note: We will send out calendar invites to the FAs/CMs as we receive them.
*January webinar was on 2nd Tuesday due to holiday

All project participants not present for the live webinar event are required to view the webinar recording for the event(s) which they were not present, and complete an attestation form.


Transplant QIA Coaching Calls
Recordings (files are large and make take a few minutes to load) Slide Decks
Network 5 2019 Transplant QIA Kickoff PDF Slides
February Transplant QIA Coaching Webinar PDF Slides

Recordings (files are large and may take a few minutes to load) Slide Decks
ESRD NCC January QIA LAN January QIA LAN - PDF Slides

Some of the ESRD NCC webinar events offer continuing education credit.  Please visit the ESRD NCC site at, select your QIA of interest, and see upcoming and past events for opportunities.


Project Resources

Transplant Center’s Contacts and Criteria
7 Steps
Article on Steps to Transplant: Impact of Navigators on Completion of Steps in the Kidney Transplant Process: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Webinar Troubleshooting:  Download the WebEx Networking Recording Player