Improve Transplant Coordination

  Project Guidelines

Transplant is one of several renal replacement therapy option that offers the opportunity for better clinical outcomes with reduced mortality and morbidity and improvement of life. The Network of the South Atlantic supports the national focus to improve transplant coordination. The goal is to effect a change in the national kidney transplant wait list over the next five years to achieve 30% inclusion of all patients in the United States with ESRD. The Network staff members will work with 30% (220) of the dialysis facilities in its service area to effect this change. By collaborating with transplant centers and dialysis facilities the Network will establish interventions, which will aid in overcoming barriers and improve communication.

Criteria: Include at least 30% of facilities in Network service area (220 facilities).

Goals: Facilities selected for this project will demonstrate a 2% increase in the number of patient on the transplant waitlist.

The 6 Steps are as followed:

1. Interest in transplantation
2. Referral call to transplant center
3. First visit to transplant center
4. Transplant center work up
5. Successful transplant candidate
6. On waiting list or evaluate living donor

Tools and Resources

Webinars: Recording & Slides 

Quality Improvement webinars:

  • Completing a 5 Why's RCA Tutorial (1/17/2018) Slides
  • LEAN Journey for Transplant and Home Therapies (3/20/2018) Slides;Recording

Transplant Resource Webinars: 

  • Transplant Referral to Waitlist - Navigating the Seven Steps by Benjamin Hippen, MD, FASN FAST (5/23/2018) Slides
  • Addressing Barriers to Transplant (5/16/2018) Slides;Recording
  • Transplant Outreach Coordinator Webinar (8/22/2018) (Emory, Augusta, Piedmont, Duke, Wake Forest and CMC) Slides; Recording 
  • Living Donation HealthLine (4/24/2018) Slides;Recording
  • Georgia Transplant Foundation (9/26/2018) Slides; Recording
  • Improve Transplant Coordination QIA Kick-Off Webinar (2/08/2018) Slides 

Other Videos: 

ASCENT Video for Patients 

ASCENT Video for Staff 

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center Presentation: The Emotional Rides of the Transplant Process by Dr. Jody Jones: (5/24/2018) Slides; Recording

NCC-LAN Calls: 

ESRD National Coordination Center - Learning Action Network Calls: NCC- LAN Calls  

Other Resources: 

Tools for Facility

Patient Education 

Renal Support Network 

National Foundation for Transplant 

Kidney School 

Kidney Allocation - Questions and Answers for Transplant Candidate Brochure

UNOS Kidney Allocation - Questions and Answers for Transplant Candidates Brochure

Transplant Center in Network 6 Area

South Atlantic Area Kidney Transplant Center Referral Guide 

Georgia

North Carolina 

South Carolina 

 

 

Patient and Healthcare Team

For more information:

Alexandra Cruz
Quality Improvement Coordinator
919-463-4506
acruz@nw6.esrd.net