Transplant is one of several renal replacement therapy option that offers the opportunity for better clinical outcomes with reduced mortality and morbidity and improvement of life. The Network of New England supports the national focus to improve transplant coordination. The goal is to effect a change in the national kidney transplant wait list over the next five years to achieve 30% inclusion of all patients in the United States with ESRD.

The Network staff will use the 7 Step process described by Sullivan, et al (2012) to monitor the patient progression through this process of getting on a transplant wait-list. These steps track the patients through their navigation from initial interest in transplant to final placement on the wait-list.

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For more information:

Sarah Keehner, RN, BSN, CNN
Quality Improvement Director
203-285-1214
skeehner@nw1.esrd.net

Nadine Caruthers, LPN
Quality Improvement Coordinator
203-285-1224
ncaruthers@nw1.esrd.net

 

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