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NEPOP Cover Letter (English & Spanish)

This is the New ESRD Patient Orientation Packet (NEPOP) Cover Letter. This file contains both the English and Spanish language versions of the letter.



CMS: Medicare Coverage of Kidney Dialysis & Kidney Transplant Services

This official government booklet explains the basics of Medicare, how Medicare helps pay for kidney dialysis and kidney transplants, and where to get help.



Treatment Choices

Dialysis Choices: Choosing the Right Option for You!

Choosing a treatment option for your kidney failure is a personal decision. It is important that your choice supports your lifestyle and values. The right treatment for you depends on these factors and on your medical condition.



Dialysis Choices: Choosing the Right Option for You! - Spanish

Choosing a treatment option for your kidney failure is a personal decision. It is important that your choice supports your lifestyle and values. The right treatment for you depends on these factors and on your medical condition.



Access Monitoring

"Ready, Set, Go" New Fistula Daily Check: Weeks 1–2

This document provides guidance on how to monitor your new fistula daily, for weeks 1–2.



"Ready, Set, Go" New Fistula Daily Check: Week 3

This document provides guidance on how to monitor your new fistula daily, for week 3.



Living with Dialysis

CMS: Dialysis Facility Compare Brochure

Dialysis Facility Compare, located at www.medicare.gov, is a tool to help you find dialysis facilities in your area.  This brochure outlines the tool and other helpful information.



Getting Involved with Your Care: Jay's Story (video)

Jay shares how living with dialysis turned into a positive experience when he started to reach out to and connect with other patients.



Taking Care of Your Mental Health

I Can Do It: My Plan to Take Charge of My Life

This document offers a guide to help patients recognize and analyze their feelings and concerns to make a plan to address uneasiness and trouble in their life.



Just The Facts: Dealing with Depression

This Life Options handout provides information and guidance on dealing with depression and managing one's mental health.



Community

Find Your ESRD Network

Use our interactive map to find your Network and important contact information.



ESRD Network Services Overview

This document provides a general overview of the ESRD Network program.



Emergency Planning

Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition

The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program provides tools and resources for kidney patients, providers, and ESRD Networks, and offers technical assistance to ensure timely and efficient disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for the kidney community.



ESRD Patient Emergency Planning Checklist

This checklist offers survival tips and emergency kit items to help dialysis and transplant patients prepare for emergency situations.



Infection Prevention

Clean Hands Count

The ESRD NCC National Patient and Family Engagement Learning and Action Network (NPFE-LAN) members adapted this campaign from the CDC to make the materials applicable to ESRD and dialysis care.



Get the Vaccines You Need - Brochure

This brochure provides education and tips on the flu, pneumonia, and hepatitis vaccines.