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The Patient and Family Engagement module of the ESRD Toolkit defines patient engagement in the context of end-stage renal disease facilities, discusses how to recognize and overcome obstacles to patient engagement, explains how to engage patients

View the results of our March 2015 survey addressing patient and family engagement at the facility level.

The Forum of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks Kidney Patient Advisory Council (KPAC) made The Patient Grievance Process Toolkit to help patients as they work through the Grievance System.

This poster and/or handout describes the rights and responsibilites of ESRD patients. It also provides contact information for Midwest Kidney Network and your State Survey Agency. Download the appropriate copy for your state below.


Here are manuals to help start a peer mentoring program in your dialysis unit!


This presentation focuses on promoting home dialysis referral.

Q & A document on CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule.


This PowerPoint file contains screenshots of the process of reviewing and revoking a user's access to EQRS applications.

2017 Recommended Treatment Guidelines developed by the Midwest Kidney Network Medical Review Committee

The staff inservice offers planning tips and steps to take (for dialysis staff and patients) post-COVID.