Resources


Campaign Specific


Peer Flyer

This is ME! Staff Activity (available in English or Spanish)

This is ME! Patient Activity (available in English or Spanish)


Taking Control


AV & Self-Cannulation:  A Patient's Story

Self-Management

MEI/Life Options' Just the Facts: How to Talk to Your Healthcare Team (available in English and Spanish)

MEI/Life Options' Just the Facts: The Dialysis Machine (available in English and Spanish)

Increasing Kidney Awareness Network (IKAN) video collection (topics include transplantation, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis options, access, and nutrition)
 

Quality of Life


Vocational Rehabilitation

MEI/Life Options' Just the Facts: Exercise for Life

MEI/Life Options' Just the Facts: Rehabilitation (available in English and Spanish)

MEI/Life Options' Just the Facts: Traveling on Dialysis (available in English and Spanish)
 

Coping


National Kidney Foundation's Coping: Managing Your Kidney Disease

MEI /Life Options' In Control:  Depression and Dialysis

MEI/Life Options' Just the Facts:  Dealing with Depression (available in English and Spanish)

Support Groups Tip Sheet
 

Emergency Preparedness


The Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition (KCER) provides technical assistance to ESRD Networks, Medicare organizations, and other groups to ensure timely and efficient disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for the kidney community (web access available in English or Spanish).

KCER Hurricane Preparedness (English or Spanish)

KCER Tornado Preparedness (English or Spanish)

KCER Wildfire Preparedness (English or Spanish)
 
 

Options


MATCH-D Tool - The non-profit Medical Education Institute, Inc. (MEI), developed the Method to Assess Treatment Choices for Home Dialysis (MATCH-D) to help nephrologists and dialysis staff identify and assess candidates for home dialysis therapies (PD and HHD).

Navigating the Dialysis System Brochure

Treatment Options

What is Hemodialysis?

What is Peritoneal Dialysis?

What is a Kidney Transplant?

10-1/2 minute video about treatment options 
(This is a Canadian perspective, but for all intents and purposes it applies to American renal patients)

11 minute video about hemodialysis options
(by the National Kidney Foundation)
 

Peer-to-Peer Videos


Patient Empowerment is Open Communication
In this video, dialysis patients and caregivers share their thoughts about being on dialysis and how their families and friends support them.

Safety in the Dialysis Facility
In this video, patients discuss what makes them feel safe in a dialysis unit and what they feel their responsibility is in order to participate actively in their care.

Jay’s Story
In this video, a patient shares his experience of learning to live with kidney disease and dialysis, and efforts he has made to reach out to others.