I Am More than My Dialysis

We’ve placed a template titled “There Is More to Me than Just Being a Dialysis Patient”  in the Patient Engagement Campaign section of the Network Learning and Action Network (LAN) web page at http://www.nwrenalnetwork.org/QI/LAN/LAN.htm#pteng.  It’s in MSWord format so you can modify it.

This new tool was developed by the Network’s Patient Learning and Action Network, to aid in helping your staff get to know more about your patients.  Some ideas to consider:

  • Have new patients fill it out and post their photo on it
  • Share the forms with staff, so they can know more about the patients’ life outside of dialysis, their communication preferences and learning style, etc.
  • Consider posting the completed forms in the staff break room – to personalize their understanding of individual patients
  • Post the form on the facility bulletin board to introduce new patients (only with patient permission)

Please be mindful of HIPPA privacy and security rules – for instance, if you or your patient includes a birthday, don’t put in a year or age.

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