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.
Tools and Resources
- "Five Whys Jefferson Memorial Example" Video (<2 minutes)
- PDSA Tool & PDSA worksheet
- Turning a negative into a Positive flyer to help educate patient on the common misconception of receiving a transplant * English * Spanish
- New England Area Transplant Center Referral Guide - Assists patients and care givers locating transplant centers in New England
- Kidney Health Disparities - link provides of brief over view of the dispirited among race found in the ESRD population
- UNOS Kidney Allocation - Questions and Answers for Transplant Candidates Brochure - Brochure provided by United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
- Your Life Your Choice - Developed through collaboration of ESRD Patients, Transplant Donors, ESRD Networks, and the ESRD National Coordinating Center.
- Transplants Q& A
- Suggested list of questions to as the nephrologist, transplant center staff, and transplant surgeon
- National Kidney Foundation Information (NKF) Peer Mentor
- Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center Presentation: The Emotional Ride of the Transplant Process by Dr. Jody Jones: Recording & Slides
- DPC Education Center Home page
- May 2018 UNOS Transplant Pro Newsletter