The Center is dedicated to improving kidney patients’ quality of life and reducing the occurrence of ESRD through education and by developing awareness of dialysis and kidney disease issues, improving the partnership between patients and caregivers, and developing favorable public policy solutions.
Dialysis facilities have infection control policies and procedures in place to protect our patients and staff from coming in contact with any blood borne diseases but diligence in following those policies and procedures is imperative to protect us all.
Dialysis staff are instructed to treat all patients with standard precautions. These include gloves, masks over the nose and mouth, shields or goggles for eye protection, and waterproof gowns whenever there is risk for exposure.
Do you know of an exceptional patient or healthcare professional deserving of recognition for his or her contributions to the kidney community? Nominations are now being accepted for the Nancy L. Scott Award for Patient Education & Public Service as well as the Willem J. Kolff Award for Innovation and Exceptional Patient Care.