patient education & resources


It is in the best interest of every patient to be an active participant in his/her health care. The more you know about your treatment and the routine of the dialysis process the more you can be an advocate for yourself. Dialysis staff are frequently asked to do more in less time and with less resources. This can be stressful, and humans are prone to making errors under these conditions. You can help protect yourself by taking more responsibility for your care. To assist, the Network has posted several helpful links and resources online, such as:

Bugs & Infestations
Caregivers
Diet & Nutrition
Emergency Preparedness
Exercise
ICH CAHPS
Infection Prevention
Medicare
Mental Health
Patient Stories (including Network 5 PAC Member Story)
Pediatrics
Plans of Care
Quality Assessment & Performance Improvement (QAPI)
Safety
Shared Decision Making
Staying Active
Support Groups in Network 5
Supportive Care of Kidney Patients
Traveling
Treatment Options
Vocational Rehabilitation

Frequently Asked Questions

The Network stives to promote patient education in the dialysis community and bring awareness to both on-site and on-line educational opportunities available throughout the year.  Sign-up for the Network's e-lerts newsletter and receive immediate notification of upcoming events!