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2018 Home Modality QIA LAN Archive


October 9, 2018
Caregiver Coffee and Home Dialysis | View Recording

Presenters: Pam Heise, MSN, RN, CNN and Frida Moszkowicz-Wilson, BS

Biographies: Ms. Heise is the clinical specialist in the Renal and Pheresis Department at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Ms. Moszkowicz-Wilson is a quality of life specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Provide history and purpose of “Caregiver Coffee” program.
  • Outline Caregiver Coffee structure and participation.
  • Identify role of family liaison.
  • Review the process Texas Children’s Hospital’s (TCH) interdisciplinary team follows to support patients’ dialysis modality selection.
  • Highlight when and how TCH re-educates patients and families on home modality options.

August 14, 2018
Tools for Approaching Patients About Home Dialysis | View Recording

Presenter: Dori Schatell, MS

Biography: Ms. Schatell is the executive director of Medical Education Institute in Madison, Wisconsin.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Outline the role of emotions in patient modality choice.
  • Explain why "What Matters to You?" is a vital question to ask patients.
  • Describe how to use the MATCH-D and My Life, My Dialysis Choice decision aid.

June 12, 2018
Care Innovation "A Transitional Care Unit" | View Recording

Presenters: Robert S. Lockridge Jr., MD and Lisa Hart, MSN, CNN

Biographies: Dr. Lockridge is a retired clinical nephrologist and member of Lynchburg Nephrology Physicians in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was medical director of the home dialysis program at Lynchburg Dialysis Facility.

Ms. Hart is the optimal transition manager at Satellite Healthcare in Sacramento, California.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Identify what happens to patients in the first year of dialysis.
  • Educate attendees about the concept of a transitional care unit.
  • Highlight how to set up a transitional care unit.

April 10, 2018
Bringing Patients Home | View Recording

Presenter: Shannon L. Cook, RN

Biography: Ms. Cook is the interim home therapy director of operations at Fresenius Kidney Care in Phoenix, Arizona.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Share best practices that increase patients' awareness of and interest in home dialysis.
  • Review education strategies that build and/or strengthen relationships between staff and patients to overcome barriers.
  • Describe patient-centered activities that identify gaps between patients' goals and current quality of life.
  • Discuss strategies for overcoming barriers that impact a patient's perceived suitability for home modalities.
  • Share approaches that decrease home admission wait time through collaboration between regional home programs.

February 5, 2018
Making PD Possible for More Patients | View Recording

Presenters: Mark H. Shapiro, MD and Eduardo Zanatta, MBA

Biographies: Dr. Shapiro is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California in San Diego, California. He also serves as the peritoneal dialysis medical director for DaVita’s San Marcos, Carmel Mountain, and Oceanside locations in California.

Mr. Zanatta is group home director for DaVita’s peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis programs in Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Share demonstrated practices for peritoneal dialysis (PD) growth.
  • Understand how planned and urgent starts impact PD growth.
  • Learn about in-center hemodialysis to PD conversions.
  • Examine patient retention.