kidney function

Care of the patient living with end stage renal disease can be intimidating due to the complex interplay of dietary and fluid restrictions, medications, vascular access care, and dialysis treatments, often in the setting of other comorbid medical conditions.

It is known that ESRD patients are high healthcare utilizers, so it is likely the majority of healthcare professionals will be faced with this challenging care. Come join this presentation to hear about best practices in care coordination for dialysis patients, as well as learn about the ESRD Network as a resource in attaining quality outcomes for the renal patient population.

Tuesday, May 21 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM CT



  1. Describe the health care challenges experienced by dialysis patients
  2. Describe the role of the ESRD Network in quality improvement for dialysis facilities
  3. Identify opportunities for enhancing care coordination for dialysis patients

Speaker: Claire Taylor-Schiller, RN

Claire Taylor SchillerClaire Taylor-Schiller is a registered nurse and quality improvement coordinator with the Midwest Kidney Network. Prior to joining the team at the Network in January 2022, she worked as a charge nurse clinical coordinator for an outpatient hemodialysis unit in Minnesota since July 2011. It was during that time when Claire joined the American Nephrology Nursing Association and discovered the joy of quality improvement, which eventually led to her current role at the Network. As part of the QI team at the Network, Claire leads projects focused on reducing hospitalizations, readmissions, and emergency department visits, improving health equity and implementation of CLAS standards, and increasing vaccination in dialysis patients. In addition to her work at the Network, Claire continues to be involved in her local chapter of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association as the President Elect. She has professional interests in improving patient outcomes and equitable care in dialysis patients, as well as rural health and population health.