How can transplant centers improve relationships with dialysis centers?

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I am a new renal transplant coordinator. I see some room for improvement in our clinics relationships with dialysis centers. We currently update the centers with patients testing schedules, an update letter with any referrals that have been made, and a copy of the listing or closeout letter.

I believe that no one knows these patients like their dialysis nurses. I want to foster a relationship to provide a better collaboration of care.

Can you tell me what you, as a dialysis nurse, wish you had from your transplant centers?

Chisca, RN

Specializes in Dialysis. Has 38 years experience. 745 Posts

Find out when the next local ANNA chapter meeting is and ask if you can attend.

GRounded1

GRounded1

31 Posts

Lunch and learn. The in center nurse needs to be educated on the process of transplant so they can push the patients to be transplanted.

Loves2scrub

Loves2scrub

28 Posts

Find out when the next local ANNA chapter meeting is and ask if you can attend.

This is a great idea. Thank you so much.

Loves2scrub

Loves2scrub

28 Posts

Lunch and learn. The in center nurse needs to be educated on the process of transplant so they can push the patients to be transplanted.

i really like this suggestion. I would love to have some some face to face time with our centers. I'm going to suggest this at our next meeting. Thank you so much for replying.

traumaRUs

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 30 years experience. 164 Articles; 21,155 Posts

I'm an APRN in a large nephrology practice. We have 6 of us that round on the chronic units (17 units total spread out over a very wide geographic area).

We (as the APRNs) keep in contact with the transplant coordinators. Do you have APRNs?