Professionals

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An understanding of your patient’s health state is very important for them to have successful dialysis treatments.

Take the “Your Virtual ESRD Journey”, so you can find discover new information and become more involved in your patient’s care.

Click here to start the ESRD Journey.

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Checking your patient’s lifeline every time they are in for treatment is a critical step to making sure their access is functioning appropriately and or to detect potential problems.

Click here for an interactive tool that will help you learn how to perform a quick access check and what to watch to determine if there is a problem.

Image of a doctor with a patient In the background.Resources for surgeon training on arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs), cannulation, access planning, access monitoring, and access to the FFCL Dashboard.

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Emergency preparedness is key for hemodialysis facilities. 
From winter storms to hurricanes, hazards of all types can jeopardize the health and safety of dialysis patients and the ability of dialysis facilities to operate.

For resources specifically for dialysis facilities to help prepare, respond and recover from disasters click here.

Healthcare Associated Infection Learning and Action Network (HAI)

The ESRD National Coordinating Center under contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is leading an initiative to support the 18 ESRD Networks in the elimination of healthcare associated infections (HAI) in the ESRD population.

Access educational offerings that are being developed.

Patient Education

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Information and resources for ESRD patients.

Emergency Planning

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Disaster planning information for healthcare providers and state health agencies, including preparedness guides, hazards, and emergency management plans.

ESRD Journey
Fistula First Catheter Last (FFCL)


Image of a map, mobile phone, compass, and pen.An understanding of your patient’s health state is very important for them to have successful dialysis treatments. Discover new information and become more involved in your patient’s care.  Read more…

Fistula First (FFCL) logo image.Focuses on increasing the use of AV fistulas while decreasing the use of tunneled dialysis catheters as long-term vascular accesses for dialysis, toward CMS’s goal of 68% prevalent AVF in all ESRD Networks.  Read more…