Our Mission

To provide leadership and assistance to renal dialysis and transplant facilities in a manner
that supports continuous improvement in patient care, outcomes, safety and satisfaction.

2008-2009 QIWP Projects

I. AVF Maturation Project - Tool Kit

1. AVF Oct. 23 WebEx Powerpoint /

...AVF Oct. 23 WebEx Recording

7. FFBI Patient Education (PDF)
2. QAPI PDSA Template (Word) 8. Assessment of the New AVF for Maturity (Cannulation) Powerpoint
3. Cause & Effect Fishbone #2 (PDF) 9. Evaluation - Maturation Project Tools (PDF)
4. Fishbone Instructions (Word) 10. AVF Maturation Project Monthly Follow Up form: Oct-Dec 08 (Word)
5. Monthly Vascular Access Monitoring & Surveillance Referral/Intervention Tracking Log (Excel) 11. AVF Maturation Project Monthly Follow Up form: Jan-Feb 09 (Word)
6. Frequently Asked Questions (Word) 12. AVF July 22 WebEx Powerpoint /

...AVF July 22 WebEx Recording


II. AV Graft Conversion Project - Tool Kit

1. AV Graft Oct. 22 WebEx Powerpoint /

.. .AV Graft Oct. 22 WebEx Recording

10. Creation of Secondary AVF (PDF)
2. QAPI PDSA Template (Word) 11. Patient Assessment Video (Word)
3. Cause & Effect Fishbone #2 (PDF) 12. FFBI Patient Education (PDF)
4. Fishbone Instructions (Word) 13. Assessment of the New AVF for Maturity (Cannulation) Powerpoint
5. Monthly Vascular Access Monitoring & Surveillance Referral/Intervention Tracking Log (Excel) 14. Evaluation - Conversion Project Tools (PDF)
6. Frequently Asked Questions (Word) 15. AVF Graft Conversion Project Monthly Follow Up form: Oct-Dec 08 (Word)
7. Sleeves-Up (Word) 16. AVF Graft Conversion Project Monthly Follow Up form: Jan-Feb 09 (Word)
8. Graft to AVF Conversion Checklist (Word) 17. AV Graft Conversion July 23 2009 WebEx Powerpoint / ...AV Graft Conversion July 23, 2009 WebEx Recording
9. VAMP (PDF)  


III. Catheter Wipeout Project

1. Network Presentation Apr. 2008 Powerpoint

2f. FFBI Final Priority Recommendations (PDF)
2a. Catheter Wipeout Presentation Aug. 18, 2008 Powerpoint 2g. P4P (PDF)
2b. Surgical Salvage (PDF) 2h. Payer Packet Slides (PDF)
2c. Autologous AVF Algorithm (PDF) 2i. Vascular Access Codes (Word)
2d. Assessment of the New AVF for Maturity (Cannulation) Powerpoint 2i. Vascular Access Codes (Word)
2e. Fistula First Introduction for Payers (PDF) MAC - The Catheter Toolkit


IV. Standardized Mortality Ratio (SMR) Project

1. SMR Nov. 23 WebEx1 Powerpoint

4. Fishbone Instructions (Word)
2. QAPI PDSA Template (Word) 5. Facility Process Review Checklist (Word)
3. Cause & Effect Fishbone #2 (PDF) 6. AVF July 21 WebEx Powerpoint /

...AVF July 21 WebEx Recording

V. Clinical Indicator Goals Project

1. Clinical Indicators Nov. 19, 2008 Webex
Powerpoint / PDF

5. Albumin Run Chart Oct-Dec (PDF)
2. QAPI PDSA Template (Word) 6. Anemia Run Chart Oct-Dec (PDF)
3. Cause & Effect Fishbone #2 (PDF) 7. Dialysis Adequacy Run Chart Oct-Dec (PDF)
4. Fishbone Instructions (Word)

8. Adequacy Run Chart (PDF)
Albumin Run Chart (PDF)
Anemia Run Chart (PDF)


VI. Stenosis Monitoring Project

1. Stenosis Dec. 12, 2008 Webex
Powerpoint / PDF

3. Vascular Access Report Card (PDF)
2. Evaluating For Access Function (PDF)