22/11/12

Latest NHS Kidney Care Updates

Renal nurses invited to test new kidney specific discussion map

NHS Kidney Care has invited all lead renal nurses to help test a new discussion map, a powerful educational and empowerment tool designed to help people with long term conditions take more control of their care. Over the past few months, NHS Kidney Care has worked with clinicians, nurses and patients to develop a discussion map specifically tailored for kidney patients. Following positive initial feedback, further pilot sessions are now being planned to refine the training the resources needed to use the map.

More information about the kidney discussion map can be found on the NHS Kidney Care website.

New How-to guide on ‘Tray’ approach now available

A new how-to guide describes the approach taken by the renal team at University Hospital of North Staffordshire to make room conversions for home dialysis quicker, easier and more cost effective, by using a floor tray and an internal procedure for supporting patients. The team estimates a conversion using this approach costs around £2,500, compared to costs of up to £10,000 for a traditional conversion.

Download the how-to guide here – “Tray” approach makes home conversions for dialysis easier.

Listen again to Shared Haemodialysis Care e-seminar

NHS Kidney Care recently hosted a shared haemodialysis care e-seminar, which was presented by members of the Yorkshire and the Humber renal network. Members discussed the implementation, outcome and key learning from their programme to introduce shared care in renal units throughout the region.

The recording of the e-seminar is available here.

NHS Kidney Care presents Atlas of Variation at American nephrology conference

The Atlas of Variation in Healthcare for People with Kidney Disease was presented at the American Society of Nephrology conference in San Diego earlier this month, following the successful submission of an abstract. There was lots of interest in the Atlas among the delegates, as much of the variation in kidney care in America isn’t captured.

The presentation from the conference is available on the NHS Kidney Care website here.