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Patient Education

ESRD Network of Texas H.O.P.E Booklet

ESRD Network of Texas and our Patient Advisory Committee would like to present a booklet called "Help on Processing Everything Dialysis (H.O.P.E.)" for all persons who may have a kidney disease. The reader can explore a vast selection of patient friendly educational material to address many questions.  

Welcome to H.O.P.E -03/2019

Dialysis Clinic Finder

Information for Patients

Chronic Kidney Disease

Did you know that one in three Americans is at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and 96 percent of those with CKD are unaware they have the condition? By watching TMF's free short video (available in English and Spanish), viewers can learn how to improve their kidney health and lower their risk for CKD. The video is family and patient friendly and especially important for people over 65. TMF encourages sharing this video with Medicare beneficiaries, family, caregivers and educators. Viewers will be prompted to take a short assessment survey before the video. For questions or more information, contact TMF QIN-QIO at KidneyHealth@tmf.org.

Fluid Overload Project - ESRD Network of Texas Patient Advisory Committee (PAC)

Fluid Management Workbook

  • Fluid Management Patient Workbook Module 1 - English  - Spanish  - last updated 2/06/2019
  • Fluid Management Patient Workbook Module 2 - English - Spanish - last updated 2/06/2019

Dialysis Patient Citizens Education Center


Missed Treatments


Self Care


Speak Up! Help Prevent Errors in Your Care


Be Involved! - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)


National Kidney Foundation - Patient Programs and Services

  • NKF Cares
  • PEERS Lending Support: A national, telephone-based peer support program from NKF. Connects people who want support with people that have been there. Helps people adjust to living with chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, or a kidney transplant.


Support Groups

HOPEline Peer Support Phone Line – Renal Support Network

  • If you are a person with chronic kidney disease, family member or caregiver and don't know what to expect, call us. Connect with another person who has lived successfully with kidney disease and can share their experience, strength and hope with you on what they have done to navigate this illness successfully.
  • Call the HOPEline - (800) 579-1970 (toll-free) Monday through Friday from 10am to 8pm (PT)
  • HOPELine en Español - (800) 780-4238 (toll-free) Monday through Friday from 10am to 8pm (PT) Support for Spanish speaking patients HOPELine en Espanol
  • An illness is too demanding when you don't have HOPE 

ESRD Support Group Resources 



Using your CRIT-LINE Monitor to Manage Your Dry Weight for An Optimal Hemodialysis Treatment

Section 504 and ADA




Treatment Adherence



Diet Resources