Patient Information

Patient Information

Patients new to End Stage Renal Disease and dialysis may have many questions relating to dialysis, dialyzer reuse and ESRD.  The below links and documents can be useful tools for educating your patients and leading discussions.

Documents:

A Patient's Guide to Dialyzer Reprocessing

A Patient's Guide to Dialyzer Reprocessing (Spanish Version)

"What You Should Know About Dialyzer Reuse:  A Guide For Hemodialysis Patients And Their Families" - National Kidney Foundation

"What Do I Need to Know About Reuse of Hemodialyzers?"  - American Association of Kidney Patients

Other Resources:

The National Kidney Foundation - Peer support network, kidney disease information, dialysis information and other resources

American Association of Kidney Patients - Information on dialysis and chronic kidney disease, webinars, conference calls, newsletters and brochures

Renal Support Network - Patients helping patients support line, Renal Prom, video clips and facts

Dialysis Patient Citizens - Advocacy, education and news

Medicare and Medicaid - Service information