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2019 Transplant QIA LANs

Transplant QIA LAN Identified Best Practices 2019

The following best practices were identified from the Transplant QIA LAN events in 2019:

  • Educate patients at their level of readiness and re-educate existing patients who may not have been interested when educated in the past.
  • While educating them, listen to why patient are not interested in being referred for a kidney transplant and talk through their concerns and possible misconceptions.
  • List eligible patients at more than one transplant center.
  • Provide education regarding the steps to transplant, including details of what to expect at each step.
  • Use a tracker to monitor patients as they move through the transplant referral and work-up process.
  • Incorporate fun activities around patient education.
  • Host a lobby day that includes peer support and mentorship from a previously transplanted patient. 

2018 Transplant QIA LANs

Transplant QIA LAN Identified Best Practices

As best practices are identified by the Network, they and any associated resources will be found here:

Identified during the October 16, 2018 Transplant QIA LAN:

  • Follow-up with patients after the referral has been made.
  • Ask transplant centers for a patient report/updated list of patient status.
  • Ensure that transplant education is accessible in a variety of formats.
  • Encourage living donation.

Identified during the August 21, 2018 Transplant QIA LAN:

  • Listing patients in other states that may have a shorter wait time.
  • Following-up with patients after the referral has been made.

Identified during the June 19, 2018 Transplant QIA LAN:

  • Develop a transplant interest form to review with patients.
  • Refer patients to another transplant center if they do not meet the criteria for the first.

Identified during the April 17, 2018 Transplant QIA LAN:

  • Identify a Peer Mentor/Patient Navigator who could provide support and assistance to patients as they go through the transplant waitlist process.  

Identified during the February 20, 2018 Transplant QIA LAN:

  • Creating a transplant binder to track the 7 steps.
  • Developing a communication and tracking process between the facility and the transplant center to update important information regarding patient demographics, insurance, medical condition, etc.

Transplant QIA LAN Resources

Additional resources related to increasing rates of patients on a transplant waitlist can be found on the Network website here.