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



Patient Stories

Network 5 PAC Member Story NEW!


Staying Active

Support Groups in Network 5
Supportive Care of Kidney Patients

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!