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Facilitating the achievement of optimal wellness for renal disease patients

 

Booklets & Brochures

Access Site

Access Care Pocket Guide:
A handy reminder of the necessary steps for taking care of your access. Available in both English and Spanish versions. (Two-sided file formatted to print on Avery postcard stock.)

How Do You See Yourself?: Dialysis Access and Body Image

Body Image Brochure in Spanish

This brochure is a discussion guide for patients, family members and healthcare staff to use when learning or informing people about fistula placement and body image.

Ease the Ouch

Ease the Ouch Spanish

A discussion guide for patients, family members and staff on fears surrounding AV Fistula placement that center on the use of needles.

Kidney Failure

Are Your Kidneys Beginning To Fail:
This brochure identifies what kidneys do, symptoms of kidney disease, and what can be done to help control kidney problems before one gets chronic kidney failure.

Learning To Live With Kidney Failure - A Patient's Perspective:
Written by a patient to help other patients understand the initial hemodialysis events. It provides practical ideas for new patients and encourages them to maintain a positive attitude as they meet the challenges of dialysis.

Living With Kidney Disease - A Patient Manual:
Living With Kidney Disease - A Patient Manual is now available online.

Other

Alternative Solutions:
This brochure provides staff with suggestions for alternatives to patient dismissal. Provides case scenarios and specific tips on alternative approaches that might be helpful.

Hepatitis B Vaccine: Liver Education
This brochure provides education about the liver and the importance of the Hepatitis B vaccine for dialysis patients.

Treatment Options Brochure (English)

Treatment Options Brochure (Spanish)

This brochure provides patients with a summary of treatment options

After Your Kidney Transplant
This booklet provides information about what to expect after a kidney transplant.

Talking Transplants:
This booklet provides a general overview for patients considering a kidney transplant as their treatment option. Includes background information, exercise and nutrition tips and a list of transplant centes in the Network 9/10 area.

Hypercalcemia: What You Need to Know

Hypercalcemia: What You Need to Know (Spanish)

Quality of Life/Care

Quality Of Life:
Provides suggestions for improving quality of life and includes information about positive attitude, exercise, social activities, and rehabilitation.

Exercise:
A Resource Guide For ESRD Patient Activity Programs: Provides tips for starting an exercise program and buying equipment, plus a sample of exercise resources.

Nutrition:
A Resource Guide For ESRD Patients: Provides suggestions to work toward good nutrition and to stick to the renal diet. Also offers a listing of resources, which includes renal cookbooks and specialty products.

Write Now:
Maintaining A Creative Spirit While Homebound And Ill: Encourages people with long-term illnesses to cope with their illness by using various types of writing.