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Educational Resources for Patients

Because You Count - This video features Network 8 patients talking about their experiences on dialysis. It emphasizes patient rights and responsibilities.

nd Understanding Kidney Failure and Selecting a Treatment Modality - This Network-produced booklet contains a wealth of information geared to the new ESRD patient a their families. It has not been revised in several years, and therefore we encourage you to visit other links below to supplement this information. Please note: this is a large file and should only be opened by those with fast internet connections. (1.9 MB PDF file opens in a new browser)

AAKP brochures - This link takes you to the web page of the American Association of Kidney Patients where you may access a number of booklets on a wide range of topics of interest, including the Patient Plan series and the book Kidney Beginnings, for chronic kidney disease patients. (link opens in a new browser)

AAKP magazines - Two information-packed magazines by AAKP are acccessible from this site: Kidney Beginnings and aakpRENALIFE. Kidney Beginnings magazine provides articles, news items and information of interest to those at risk or recently diagnosed with kidney disease, their family members and healthcare professionals. The magazine addresses important topics such as kidney function, conditions that lead to kidney disease and how to care for the kidneys. The aakpRENALIFE magazine features educational information for patients, dietary guidelines, AAKP news and information on government regulations affecting patients. Regular columns include: Patient Profile; Kidney Kids; Physician Article; Mind, Body and Soul; Dear Doctor and Washington Report. (link opens in a new browser)

Kidney School learning program - Kidney School is an interactive, web-based learning program in 20-minute modules. It was designed to help people learn what they need to know to understand kidney disease and its treatment, adjust to kidney disease, make good medical choices, and live as fully as possible. (link opens in a new browser)

Life Options rehabilitation resources - The Life Options Rehabilitation Program is dedicated to helping people live long and live well with kidney disease. Life Options is actively engaged in research, partnering with other organizations, offering technical support, and developing high-quality, research-based educational materials for kidney patients and renal professionals. All Life Options materials are free and can be downloaded or ordered from the the website. (link opens in a new browser)

NKF resources - The National Kidney Foundation, Inc. is a major voluntary health organization whose goal is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. This link takes you to a wide array of topics important to kidney patients and their families. (link opens in a new browser)

Home Dialysis Central offers resources and support for patients and professionals interested in peritoneal and home hemodialysis which offer more work opportunities and the opportunity for a better quality of life than incenter hemodialysis. (link opens in a new browser)

CMS Publications for ESRD patients

Medicare Coverage of Kidney Dialysis and Kidney Transplant Services - If you have permanent kidney failure this booklet tells you:

  • How to get Medicare if your kidneys fail
  • How Medicare helps to pay for kidney dialysis and kidney transplants
  • Where to get help

This booklet also has special information about pancreas transplants. (link opens in a new browser)

Preparing for Emergencies - A Guide for People on Dialysis A resource tailored to help patients prepare for a wide range of potential emergency situations. (link opens in a new browser) Click here for the Spanish version.

You Can Live - Your Guide to Living with Kidney Failure - Provides tips on treating kidney failure, making treatments better, and living a healthier lifestyle. (link opens in a new browser)

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