For Your Facility

A home program needs more than just an idea. It needs the tools  

As dialysis facilities reach capacity and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services utilize the bundle rule to encourage the use of Peritoneal Dialysis (PD), home dialysis becomes a more viable and desirable option. At Baxter, we will work closely to help you prepare your new home care team today and provide tools as you grow your program in the future.    

 

Education and other programs

 

HD University for Physicians & PD University for Surgeons

Organized by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, these programs offer intensive education for physicians and surgeons. Learn more.

 

Patient education

Our Clinical Educators can teach your staff the principles of adult learning. This will help patients make more informed decisions about their therapy, increasing the likelihood of success and reducing complications and infections. Learn more.    

 

Your Baxter support team  

 

Our expert staff includes Account Executives, Clinical Educators and Renal Consultants, who help facilities with operational issues like infrastructure, work flow and clinical outcomes. They can also provide ideas for enhancing relationships with referring physicians, and provide financial consulting at fair market value. Learn more.

 

Recommendations for best practices  

 

Specific recommendations for new and existing programs, including nurse staffing, infection protocols and more. Learn more.    

 

Therapy guidelines  

 

Resources include general therapy guidelines, infection protocols, PD prescription management and other aspects of clinical care. Learn more.

For Your Practice

Home therapies could help you care for more patients

Baxter is committed to supporting your practice and your patients as you increase referrals to home therapies such as Peritoneal Dialysis (PD). A rapid rise in End-Stage Renal Disease cases is straining resources at a time when fewer medical students are specializing in nephrology and half of U.S. nephrologists are projected to retire in the next 20 years.1 Home dialysis therapies may be the key to meeting the needs of a growing patient population.

 

Education and other programs

 

HD University for Physicians & PD University for Surgeons

Organized by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, these programs offer intensive education for physicians and surgeons. Learn more.

 

Kidney Disease Education

Our Clinical Educators can assist with structuring an efficient Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) program and teach your staff about the principles of adult learning, which can be an asset when teaching Kidney Dialysis Education (KDE).

 

Your Baxter support team

 

Our expert staff includes Account Executives, Clinical Educators and Renal Consultants, who can advise you on balancing your practice with the addition of PD patients. Learn more.

 

Recommendations for best practices

 

A list of recommendations that includes prescription guidelines, suggested timing for education and training, and other recommendations that may be helpful as you begin working with facilities to offer PD. Learn more.  

 

Therapy guidelines

 

Resources include general therapy guidelines, infection protocols, PD prescription management and other aspects of clinical care. Learn more.


 *The following are online resources from professional associations, government entities, and consumer organizations that provide more information. Baxter Healthcare Corporation does not review or control the content of any non-Baxter site. Baxter Healthcare Corporation does not endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy, content, practices or standards of any non-Baxter sources.  

1 Bizzozero, Judie. Is There a Nephrologist in the House? Renal Business Today. October 2009;4:14–18.
2
 Mehora R, Chio Y, Kalantar-Zadeh K, et al. The Outcomes of Continuous Ambulatory and Automated Peritoneal Dialysis are Similar. International Society of Nephrology. 2009;76:97-107.

 



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