For Healthcare Professionals

As a kidney patient founded and operated non-profit organization, one of RSN’s key initiatives is to provide a patients perspective on the care they receive to the renal healthcare community. Our editorial contributors include people who are living successfully in spite of kidney disease, who may also be on dialysis or have received a kidney transplant and their families. In addition, RSN receives editorial contributions from leaders in the renal healthcare community that offer learning opportunities from their own experience and insights into treatment advances.

Communication Tools

Communication Prescription
communication prescription-educational videos for healthcare professionals - kidney disease - lori hartwell

A video series for healthcare professionals produced by Lori Hartwell to demonstrate how to better understand and communicate with people who need dialysis.

RSN Flyers
kidney disease information for support group

A collection of downloadable documents to share with your dialysis unit, support group or anyone that might benefit from the information.

16th Annual Essay Contest

Download and share the 16th Annual Essay Contest flyer with your patients. It’s an outstanding opportunity for people who have chronic kidney disease (CKD), including people on dialysis and kidney transplant recipients, to make a valuable contribution to society by expressing their ideas, views, and most importantly, hope.

Health Library Articles for Healthcare Professionals

Arm Your Immune Response with Routine Protection Against Disease

It’s 2020, and we’re approaching mid-December, the time of year when we’d normally be making plans for holiday gatherings and gift exchanges. But this...

Meet Renal Nutritionist Lubna Akbany, RDN, CSR

“If I can do it, you can do it,” says Lubna Akbany, as she serves up a dish of confidence to those dealing with...

10 Tips to Maintain Long-Term Health After Kidney Transplant

Receiving a kidney transplant is receiving a second chance at life, or even a third or fourth. But that doesn’t mean the work is...

A Recipe for Success: The Impact of Home Therapies on the Renal Diet

“Isn’t it better to focus on what we can have, rather than what we can’t?" That’s advice I share with my patients all the time....

Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage Plans: How Do I Decide?

Medicare (Part A and Part B) is a federal health insurance program created in 1965 for people ages 65 and over, regardless of income,...

KidneyTalk Podcast Shows for Healthcare Professionals

Transitioning to Home Dialysis

Michelle Pace, RN, a kidney care advocate manager at Fresenius Kidney Care, will talk about the benefits of transitioning from in-center to home dialysis. Listen...

Bacteria VS. Virus

Do you know the difference between a bacterial infection and a virus? Are you aware of the different symptoms of each one? And do you...

Understanding the Five Stages of Kidney Disease 

Innovations in treating kidney disease were just beginning when Dr. Steven Rosansky, aka “Dr. Ro,” a nephrology specialist in Columbia, SC, first started his...

Innovations in Kidney Care

John Butler, President and CEO of Akebia, has been involved in the field of kidney health since 1991, and has seen many innovations. He...

Covid-19 and Organ Donation

How has Covid-19 affected organ procurement organizations (OPOs)? Are kidney transplantations and donations still taking place? Today, Lori talks with Kristine Neal, Director of...