Identify CKD patients with a need for education related to vein preservation.
Analyze the tools and skills nephrology nurses must exhibit in order to adequately prepare patients for preserving their veins for an AV fistula.
Design a plan to educate patients about the importance of being actively involved in their care inanticipation of the eventual need for hemodialysis.
Summarize the importance of vein preservation for patients with CKD stages 3-5.
Original design/concept was created by Qsource, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Tennessee, under Medicare's Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) pilot project, funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).