Excellence in Patient Care (EPC)

Excellence in Patient Care (EPC) focuses on ASN’s clinical priorities to provide high-quality care for people with kidney diseases.

Through all its projects, EPC embraces three aims:

  1. To ensure all people with kidney diseases receive the best evidence-based care possible.
  2. To champion patient experiences, preferences, and values by actively engaging people with kidney diseases in EPC activities.
  3. To advance equitable access to high-quality kidney care by promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and pursuing health care justice.

  EPC Projects & Initiatives

  Spotlight


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AKINow Journal Club: SOX9 Switch Activity Thursday, June 20, 2024, noon EDT

Register for the AKINow Journal Club. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar will present his recent article from Science, on how SOX9 switch activity determines healing with or without fibrosis after AKI.


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Fellows' Travel Support Scholarship for UAB CRRT Academy

As part of its newly formed collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)  Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) Academy, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is pleased and excited to provide $1,000 each for up to 10 nephrology fellows to attend the in-person UAB CRRT Academy. These funds should be applied towards meeting registration, overnight accommodations, meals, and related travel expenses.

 

Applications close on Monday, July 15, 2024


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Fostering Inclusivity in Dialysis Access (FinD) is Now Accepting Applications Application Deadline: 09/01/2024

Recognizing the need for diversity in the workforce, individuals from all professional nephrology tracks are encouraged to apply.

What can you can expect as a participant?

  • Comprehensive Training: didactic and experiential training, career development, and leadership in vascular access.
  • Longitudinal Mentorship: robust mentorship and networking program to support participants’ individual career goals.
  • Future Opportunities: pathway to ASN activities and leadership role.

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Filtering Through IPC Information in Outpatient Dialysis Facilities Recorded, June 5, 2024

Dialysis facilities can face unique infection prevention and control (IPC) challenges because these centers dialyze multiple patients at once, with nurses and technologists providing care to one patient after another. Listen in on a discussion of how to approach some of these challenges, including how to reduce central line associated infections.

  Resource Library

The Excellence in Patient Care Library is a collection of resources to promote excellence in the prevention and treatment of acute and chronic kidney disease. These resources will help kidney care professionals transform the delivery care, reduce morbidity and mortality, and improve long-term outcomes.

  Online Learning Courses

Thank You. The American society of Nephrology.

Thank You Kidney Care Team

The American Society of Nephrology thanks you, the Kidney Care team, for your extraordinary efforts caring for kidney patients throughout this pandemic.

We’re United 4 Kidney Health.

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