Professional Resources

Improving Communication Tips Dr. Mark Pettus, a New England Nephrologist and the son of two dialysis patients; developed the helpful communication tool entitled “Momentum Turning Questions”. These questions are specifically designed for use in the dialysis setting to enhance conversations between patients, families and all members of the therapeutic team. Think of these questions as suggested ways to approach all types of communication – from the everyday to the most difficult.
Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis Facilities A guide for chronic hemodialysis facilities providing a brief overview of the principles of emergency management: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.
Requirements for Approval of Transplant Centers CMS hospital Requirements for the approval and re-approval of transplant centers to perform organ transplants.
Keep Kidney Patients Safe A web site administered by the Renal Physicians Association and the Forum of End Stage Renal Disease that serves as a resource for nephrology professionals who are committed to achieving and maintaining optimum levels of kidney patient safety. This web site provides information and best practices to prevent the occurrence of the Five Adverse Patient Safety Events as identified by patient and professional surveys and also assists nephrology professionals in meeting the quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) requirements outlined in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions for Coverage for End Stage Renal Disease Facilities.
Be Aware Be Safe Poster A poster created by the Patient Advisory Committee (PAC) that gives tips on awareness and safety on medications, access, diet and advocacy.