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.
Since 2011, DPC has been involved with the BSI Prevention Collaborative and was the first patient group to participate and attended the inaugural meeting in November 2011. The primary goal of the collaborative is preventing bloodstream infections in hemodialysis patients with the secondary role of increasing awareness in the dialysis community. The group is open to most outpatient dialysis facilities throughout the United States and other community partners.
Since it has been a long winter, DPC would like to share a late holiday gift. What better way to take your mind off of the snow accumulation and wind chill than a couple of renal friendly dessert recipes! Dessert is often one of the first things cut from the renal diet, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Most desserts contain chocolate or milk, which are foods high in phosphorous and potassium that can lead to bone and heart problems. This does limit dessert options for kidney patients, however, we all deserve a treat every now and then.