Improving Choice for Kidney Patients: Five STEPS Toolkit to Home Haemodialysis

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The 5 STEPS set out in this toolkit cover: a generic stepwise approach to establishing a successful HHD programme; the importance of self-care and patient support; practical tips for planning and achieving each step, and; a guide to useful resources.


Based on clinical evidence from an extensive literature review, examples of ‘what works’ from units with successful HHD programmes and patient experiences from a number of source, this NHS Kidney Care toolkit provides advice to providers of kidney services and specialised and PCT commissioners. It may also be of interest to patients and carers considering Home Haemodialysis.