CME and CEU provider in the filed of Nephrology
http://www.hdcn.com/ch/nurs/ Provided by Hypertension, Dialysis, and Clinical Nephrology
http://cme.medscape.com/nurses Provided by Medscape, part of the WebMD Health Professional Network
eNeprhology Review Presented by John Hopkins University School of Medicine
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American Society of Diagnostic & Interventional Nephrology
The American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology was founded in 2000 to promote the proper application of new and existing procedures in the practice of nephrology with the goal of improving the care of nephrology patients.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
We assure health care security for beneficiaries. In serving beneficiaries, we will open our programs to full partnership with the entire health community to improve quality and efficiency in an evolving health care system.
The intent is for CMS, the ESRD Networks and the renal community to reach or surpass the goals set forth in the CMS Clinical Performance Measures project, that is, regional and national AVF rates of 50% or greater for incident patients, and at least 40% for prevalent patients undergoing hemodialysis.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
We are a team of 9,000 dedicated public health employees that includes physicians, nurses, consumer safety officers, lawyers, and scientists, with specialties ranging from biomaterials engineering to pharmacology. Decisions made by FDA affect every American every day.
Forum of End Stage Renal Disease Networks
To support and advocate on behalf of the ESRD Networks and to improve the quality of care to patients with renal disease.
One-stop source of information and support to raise awareness and use of PD and home hemo therapies. Offers a database of clinics that currently offer home treatments, downloadable descriptions of 5 types of home dialysis, moderated professional and patient message boards, resources and tools (including bibliographies and slides), equipment, a legislative action center, reimbursement FAQs, patient stories, links, and more.
KDQOL COMPLETE will help clinics comply with new CMS regulations to administer the KDQOL-36 survey annually to most adult patients. It was developed by the non-profit Medical Education Institute (MEI) as part of the Life Options Program.
KidneyLink.org cuts through the clutter and confusion surrounding kidney transplants and provides critical information when it is most needed. Written and reviewed by top kidney transplant and medical professionals, KidneyLink helps those in need of a kidney transplant easily and effectively navigate the three main transplant options available – deceased, living and paired donation.
Kidney School is Life Options free, interactive, tailored, on-line kidney disease self-management curriculum in 16 30-minute modules. Topics include treatment options, nutrition/fluids, lab tests, anemia, vascular access, care team, staying active, heart health and blood pressure, sexuality/fertility, etc.
Life Options Rehabilitation Program
Life Options is a program of research, free research-based materials, and technical assistance dedicated to helping people live long and live well with kidney disease. Download or order information for professionals and patients on the "5 E's" of renal rehabilitation: Encouragement, Education, Exercise, Employment, and Evaluation.
Method to assess treatment choices for home dialysis
The Medical Education Institute (MEI) is a mission-driven, non-profit, private operating foundation dedicated to helping people with chronic diseases learn to manage and improve their health.
This site provides information on the Y-TEC® peritoneoscopic implantation system for peritoneal dialysis catheters. From this site, you can view an abbreviated presentation of the Y-TEC® implantation procedure and request additional information and training from the manufacturer.
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together, by health topic, authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other government, non-profit and other health-related organizations.
Library of nephrology and clinical resources, journal articles, highlights from key conferences including the American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting (Renal Week).
NehroCare-Holiday Dialysis is a patient travel service offered by Fresenius Medical Care, offering dialysis patients the unique opportunity to visit selected dialysis facilities around the world with the guarantee of Fresenius Medical Care's high quality technology and superior products.
Peritoneal Dialysis Tool Box © 2004
Patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) face many challenges when traveling, but these challenges can be minimized by pre-travel education, organization, and planning. ANNA has recently published on their site an article entitled, "Peritoneal Dialysis Travel "Tool Box" which we have made accessible to our readers © 2004.
A service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
Resource Guide Spanish
Resource guide for use with Hispanic nephrology patients.
The Nephron Information Center
This site includes a dialysis clinic search engine to find the center nearest you.
USDA Nutrient Database
A government maintained database that provides information on nutrition.