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Fistula First Resources – Helpful Resources

The Fistula First Catheter Last Workgroup Coalition met on May 23, 2016. As part of this Workgroup kick off, the NCC has assembled a list of resources and tools developed by the FFCL Workgroup that are available on the NCC website. Have an idea for a new resource [...]Read more

CDC Urging Dialysis Providers and Facilities to Assess and Improve Infection Control Practices to Stop Hepatitis C Virus Transmission in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis

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This is an official CDC HEALTH ADVISORY. Summary The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received an increased number of reports of newly acquired hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among patients undergoing hemodialysis. Infection control lapses in dialysis care could expose patients to HCV. Any [...]Read more

ESRD NCC and KPAC Release “Patients Speak” Video

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The End Stage Renal Disease National Coordinating Center (ESRD NCC), in partnership with the Kidney Patient Advisory Council (KPAC) of the National Forum of ESRD Networks, is pleased to announce the release of the Patients Speak video. The Patients Speak video was inspired by a request for [...]Read more

Maile: Patients Want to Learn from Other Patients

Maile: Patients Want to Learn from Other Patients
After 20 years of living with a rare blood disorder, Maile Robb is grateful for the support of her husband, family and friends. “I’ve been married for 16 years,” she said. “I am so grateful.   I feel like it’s almost my duty to help other people. I [...]Read more

ESRD National Coordinating Center Announces New FFCL Tools for Access Planning and Monitoring

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New additions to the vascular access planning and monitoring toolkits are now available for download on the ESRD National Coordinating Center (NCC) website. These tools were developed by the Fistula First Catheter Last (FFCL) Workgroup Coalition and focus on planning for a vascular access, fistula maturation and [...]Read more

Ask the Experts: Heather Weirich

Heather Weirich, BSN, RN, CNN has been a nurse for 18 years and a dialysis nurse for the past 11 years with the Independent Dialysis Foundation (IDF). Five years ago she began training clinical staff and completing competency assessments as an educator for IDF. “A big part [...]Read more

Bill: 25 Years Living Well on Hemodialysis

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Kidney disease hit Bill Peckham without warning. He had graduated from college in 1985 and was looking for his first job. One morning he woke up with swollen ankles. Bill went to the doctor and was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). FSGS is when clusters of [...]Read more

#TogetherWeCan Live Well Video Series Launched

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The End Stage Renal Disease National Coordinating Center (ESRD NCC) has launched a series of videos highlighting the success stories of people affected by kidney disease. The videos were developed from submissions by dialysis patients, kidney transplant recipients, care partners and renal professionals as part of the [...]Read more
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