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Increasing Rates of Patients on a Transplant Waitlist

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Transplant Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Florida Transplant Centers:

Transplant Medication Resources:

Florida-Specific Resources:

The NKF of Florida’s Hawthorne Patient Assistance Fund will provide short-term financial assistance to qualified kidney transplant recipients to meet the cost of their kidney transplant related medications (immunosuppressant and prophylaxis drugs), while they seek out other longer-term solutions.

Approved patient applicants are eligible to receive assistance of up to $1,000 per month, with a lifetime maximum of $3,000, paid directly to their pharmacy of choice. 

Patient education: Partnering Along the Road to Transplant (English/Spanish): Use this handout to educate on ways to improve communication between patients and their providers and ease the transplant process for patients.

Ascent to Transplant videos for patients and healthcare providers:

Understanding the Kidney Allocation System: Wednesday February 19, 2020

Arizona Mayo Clinic Transplant physicians, Dr. Khamash and Dr. Jadlowiec, share a wealth of information on the essentials to understanding the Kidney Allocation System. This presentation may be viewed at the link below:


Considering a Transplant? Let's Get Started!

This tri-fold brochure can easily fit into a pocket and can be used to track progress and keep details organized as a patient prepares for transplant evaluation.

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Network 7 2019/2020 Transplant Referral Guide

The Transplant Referral Guide is a tool to help guide dialysis patients,
their family members and care partners to the transplant centers that could
most likely meet their needs. It provides location and contact information, as well as easy-to-compare eligibility criteria for the 10 transplant centers in the Network 7 service area.

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Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) Monitoring Form

Use the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) Monitoring Form for tracking education, referrals, work-ups, and waitlist status for transplant and for discussion of progress toward goals during QAPI meetings.

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PDSA Cycle Intervention

Use this Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) tool to guide you in your transplant QIA rapid-cycle improvement process.

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Transplant Refusal Follow-up: Why Not Consider a Transplant

Use this one-page document to educate patients and understand the reason patients are refusing to be referred for transplant. 

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Transplant Waitlist Quality Improvement Toolkit

Soon you will have access to the Transplant Waitlist QIA Toolkit. The toolkit is a dynamic document that is updated with tools and best practices as they are developed or evolve. Use this valuable resource to help you implement your QIA and as appropriate when rapid cycle improvement opportunities...

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Transplant Waitlist 2019 QIA Webinar and Slides

2019 Increase Rates of Patients on a Transplant Waitlist Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) Webinar: View PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Watch Recorded Webinar

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5 Step Transplant Tracker

Use the 5 Steps to Transplant Tracker (XLSX) for tracking patients through the 5 step waitlist process, documenting contacts with transplant centers, monitoring active/inactive status and identifying barriers. 


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Transplant Waitlist Quality Improvement Proven Best Practices

As facilities experience successes toward achieving the Transplant Waitlist QIA goals, their best practices will be made available to you in this dynamic document. Contact the Network with your proven best practices, so that they can be shared with others.

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Transplant Waitlist QIA–Other Documents

Find PowerPoint slides and other documents that may assist you in achieving your Transplant Waitlist QIA goals.

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Tips for Engaging Patients and Hosting a Successful Transplant Lobby Day

This one-pager provides simple, easy-to-follow steps for hosting a successful Transplant Lobby Day. 

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