The goal of this project is to increase the overall transplant referral rate by 5% and reduce the disparity by 1%.

Project Guidelines

Transplant is one renal replacement therapy option that offers the opportunity for better clinical outcomes with reduced mortality and morbidity and improvement of life. CMS Definition of a Transplant Referral: “any first-time referral for a patient (i.e., the patient has not already been referred or been placed on a transplant waitlist), and for which either a dialysis facility or transplant center provides an indication that the patient has been referred. Patients who have had transplant failures are considered as restarting the referral process anew, and would be eligible for “first-time” referrals.”

2017 Facility and Network Activities

Project Webinars

Transplant Kickoff Webinar

Educational Resources

Living Donor Transplant

Barriers to Cadaveric Renal Transplant

NCC Transplant Trifold

Transplant Toolkit Center Criteria

Facility List

2017 Facility List

Project Inclusion Letter and Timeline

2017 AIM 2 Transplant Notification Letter for Project Involvement

Participation Agreements

Reporting Tools

Monthly Tracker

Patient and Healthcare Team

IPRO ESRD Network of the Ohio River Valley
Network 9 (IN,KY,OH)

Deb DeWalt, MSN, RN
Quality Improvement Director
216-755-3053
ddewalt@nw9.esrd.net

Sue Swan-Blohm, BS, OCDT
Quality Improvement Coordinator
216-755-3053
sswan-blohm@nw9.esrd.net