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Patient Education and Resources

Post-operative Care Information


The following are the general discharge instructions for dialysis post-operative care.        

Dialysis fistula or graft surgery (PDF, 220 KB)
Dialysis permacath surgery (PDF, 220 KB)
Peritoneal dialysis catheter surgery  (PDF, 220 KB)

Additional Resources for Patients with Kidney Failure


Organizations That Can Help

American Association of Kidney Patients

3505 East Frontage Road
Suite 315
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 1-800-749-2257
Email: info@aakp.org
Internet: www.aakp.org

American Kidney Fund

6110 Executive Boulevard
Suite 1010
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 1-800-638-8299
Email: helpline@kidneyfund.org
Internet: www.kidneyfund.org

Life Options Rehabilitation Program

c/o Medical Education Institute Inc.
414 D'Onofrio Drive
Suite 200
Madison, WI 53711-1074
Phone: 1-800-468-7777
Email: lifeoptions@MEIresearch.org
Internet: www.lifeoptions.org
              www.kidneyschool.org

National Kidney Foundation, Inc.

30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 1-800-622-9010 or 212-889-2210
Email: info@kidney.org
Internet: www.kidney.org



Additional Reading
If you would like to learn more about kidney failure and its treatment, you may be interested in reading.

AAKP Patient Plan

This is a series of booklets and newsletters that cover the different phases of learning about kidney failure, choosing a treatment, and adjusting to changes.
American Association of Kidney Patients
3505 East Frontage Road
Suite 315
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 1-800-749-2257
Email: info@aakp.org
Internet: www.aakp.org

Getting the Most From Your Treatment series

This is a series of brochures based on the National Kidney Foundation's Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-DOQI). Titles include What You Need To Know About Peritoneal Dialysis, What You Need To Know Before Starting Dialysis, and What You Need To Know About Anemia.
Additional patient education brochures include information on diet, work, and exercise.
National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 1-800-622-9010 or 212-889-2210
Email: info@kidney.org
Internet: www.kidney.org

Medicare Coverage of Kidney Dialysis and Kidney Transplant Services

Publication Number CMS-10128  (PDF, 538 KB)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Phone: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
TDD: 1-877-486-2048

Nutrition and Peritoneal Dialysis

National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 1-800-622-9010 or 212-889-2210
Email: info@kidney.org
Internet: www.kidney.org

You Can Live: Your Guide for Living with Kidney Failure

Publication Number CMS-02119
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Phone: 1-800-MEDICARE (633-4227)
TDD: 1-877-486-2048
Internet: www.medicare.gov/publications/pubs/pdf/02119.pdf (871 KB)

Newsletters and Magazines

Family Focus Newsletter (published quarterly)
National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 1-800-622-9010 or 212-889-2210
Email: info@kidney.org
Internet: www.kidney.org

For Patients Only (published six times a year)
ATTN: Subscription Department
18 East 41st Street
20th Floor
New York, NY 10017-6222

Renalife (published quarterly)
American Association of Kidney Patients
3505 East Frontage Road
Suite 315
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 1-800-749-2257
Email: info@aakp.org
Internet: www.aakp.org


Other helpful websites"
www.kidneydirections.com
www.ikidney.com
www.renalweb.com
www.dialysisfinder.com

 

Contact Information

Transplant Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Lowry Medical Office Building, 7th Floor
110 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215
617-632-9700