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Increasing Rates of Patients Dialyzing at Home QIA

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The goals of the Increasing Rates of Patients Dialyzing at Home Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) include:

  • Increasing the number of patients training on a home modality within a targeted group of in-center dialysis facilities by two percentage points over baseline.
  • Improving collaboration between in-center staff and home modality staff.
  • Improving knowledge of home modalities for in-center staff to provide needed support to patients transitioning to home training.
  • Improving the tracking and transitioning of eligible patients training on a home modality.

For an overview of the QIA's goals, inclusion criteria, interventions, reporting requirements, best practices and more, watch the 2020 Increase Rate of Patients Dialyzing at Home QIA orientation webinar.

Resources

  • Reporting Home Training in CROWNWeb (PDF)
    Use this short "how to" document to help report home dialysis training information to CROWNWeb.

  • What's Your Plan? (PDF)
    What’s Your Plan to Increase the Number of Patients Transitioning Through the 7-Steps to Home Dialysis?
     walks you through the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle for moving your in-center patients through the steps to home dialysis training, including helpful examples for each course of the cycle.

  • 7 Steps to Home Dialysis Tracker (XLSX) 
    Use the 7 Steps to Home Dialysis Tracker to document each patient's status as they transition from home dialysis interest to starting training.

  • How I Took the Road Home
  • Consider Your Dialysis Choices: Choosing the Right Option for You!
    Developed by the ESRD NCC LAN, this pateint-friendly resource reviews different dialysis options and what needs to be considered for each one. Available in:
  • Could Home Dialysis Be a Choice for Me? (PDF)
    Use this checklist to discuss home dialysis as a treatment option with patients to gauge interest, as well as to discuss patient interest with the Interdisciplinary Team during QAPI meetings.

PFE Resources