Category 2 Winner Andrew Brookens

Think-Before-You-Act Dialysis

New in Q1 2020, we propose opening a home dialysis center-of-excellence that will leverage the transitional dialysis center model of care in its founding structure to optimize best practices in dialysis including home modality adoption for patients new to dialysis. The approach strategy involves key upstream and allied health partner alliances, flexible and rapid triage for new dialysis starts to enable hospital avoidance or rapid hospital discharge, and dialysis initiation in a "triage room" where a patient's uremia is addressed without consequence for long-term modality selection until the patient can be an informed and active participant in the conversation.