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Learn about the ways you can get involved with your care and live a fuller and happier life on 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.

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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.

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10 Tips to Getting More Involved in Your Care

This document provides 10 tips to help you become more active and engaged in your ESRD care.

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Dialysis Facility Compare Website

This CMS website allows you to compare different dialysis facilities to help you choose the facility that is best for you.

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Questions for Better Health

This document provides guidance on how to be an active part of your healthcare team, by offering questions you can ask to make sure you fully understand what your healthcare team is telling you.

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Safety in the Dialysis Facility (video)

This video shares patient stories about the importance of safety in the dialysis facility.

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Know the Facts About Infection

This documents provides some basic facts about infections, and how to prevent them.

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How Do You Get an Infection?

This document provides guidance on how infections are transmitted and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Your Infection Prevention Guide

This document provides guidance on how you can protect yourself from infections.

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Infection Prevention (video)

This video provides information on infection prevention and safety in the dialysis facility.

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Grievance Toolkit

This Patient Grievance Process Toolkit is designed to help patients as they work through the Grievance System. This tool is designed FOR patients BY patients and will help explain the system to meet patient needs.

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Peer Mentoring: Roles and Benefits

This document outlines the roles and benefits of peer mentorship.

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Peer Mentorship Program Guidelines

This document outlines the peer-to-peer mentorship program.

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Peer Mentorship Program: FAQs

This brochure provides answers to frequently asked questions about the peer mentoring program.

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Peer Mentorship Participation Form

Complete this form if you are interested in joining the peer mentorship program.

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Peer Mentoring: Terrie's Story (video)

This video provides the personal story of a peer mentorship program member.

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Patient Grievances: A Guide for ESRD Patients

This brochure, adapted by the ESRD NCC NPFE-LAN, provides helpful information about how patients can voice their concerns regarding their care.

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Patient Grievance Form

This form, adapted by the ESRD NCC NPFE-LAN, provides a simple way for patients to contact their Network to file a grievance.

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What is the ICH CAHPS Survey? - Poster

This poster, adapted by the ESRD NCC NPFE-LAN, explains what the In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Providers and Systems (ICH CAHPS) survey is, and encourages patients to complete the survey if asked to compete it.

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Nothing About Me Without Me - ICH CAHPS Flyer

This flyer, adapted by the ESRD NCC NPFE-LAN, explains what the In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Providers and Systems (ICH CAHPS) survey is, and explains why it is important for patients to complete the survey if asked.

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Improving Patient-Centered Care - ICH CAHPS Brochure

This brochure, adapted by the ESRD NCC NPFE-LAN, explains what the In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Providers and Systems (ICH CAHPS) survey is, and encourages patients to complete the survey if asked to compete it.

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