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
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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
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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
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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

VidaFuel Protein Drink Review

This is going to sound like a sales pitch, but it’s not. I recently came upon a line of protein supplements and snacks for...

Coronavirus (Covid-19) FAQ’s for people who have chronic kidney disease, are on dialysis or...

General FAQ’s about Covid-19 for anyone with chronic kidney disease, are on dialysis or who have a transplant: Is there a way to communicate with...

Tips to Avoid Catching COVID-19 (coronavirus)

I was in the grocery store when I overheard a conversation between a woman and a grocery clerk at the checking-out stand. The woman...

Sex, Meds and CKD

I pick up a patient survey and in the section on dialysis side effects, circled several times in red pen with arrows drawn around...

Celebrating Dialysis Technicians

The week of October 14 – 19, 2019 is National Dialysis Technician Recognition Week.  Let’s learn more about the types of dialysis technicians, how...

KidneyTalk Podcast Shows for Healthcare Professionals

Kidney Diet: The Times are Changing

Jennifer Parker, RDN, CSR, LDN, is the Lead Dietitian at Fresenius Kidney Care. Today we learn from her about the new renal diet guidelines...

Blurred Lines: Keeping Safe Boundaries at a Dialysis Clinic

People who need dialysis often spend so much time at a clinic that they, and the staff, view each other as friends instead of...

Pets & Kidney Transplant Safety

A beloved animal is your best friend. To hear a doctor say you have to give up your pet in order to get a...

Cleared for a Kidney Transplant

Dr. Rafael Villicana, medical director of kidney transplants at Loma Linda Medical Center, and Lori Hartwell, are both well-acquainted with the kidney transplant process....

Hope for Treating Rare Forms of Kidney Disease

As someone who has had kidney disease since age 2 back in 1968, Lori Hartwell has witnessed many exciting medical breakthroughs throughout her life....