Apps and Other Resources for Your Practice


Click on the links below to access these apps for your mobile device.

  • Calculate (Medical Calculator) - Need to calculate an eGFR, determine a Kt/V, or calculate peritoneal dialysis (PD) adequacy? This app can help. The app provides a vast number of calculations and decision trees within the field of nephrology including PD, chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, fluid and electrolytes, hemodialyisis, and transplant.
  • Dialysis of Drugs - This resource provides concise, easy-to-use information on the dialyzability of drugs in patients receiving hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
  • Epocrates - This medical reference app includes information on diseases, drugs, ICD-9 coding, health care insurance formularies, lab tests, clinical practice guidelines, and more.
  • KDIGO Clinical Guidelines for Kidney Disease - An app of the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Clinical Guidelines for Kidney Disease. KDIGO also plans to develop the app into a tool that can apply its science-based recommendations to specific patient-centered treatment plans.
  • iChoose Kidney - This mobile app and corresponding website - - serve as a decision support tool for nephrologists, primary care physicians, social workers, nurses, and/or patient educators to use with ESRD patients to help improve informed decision making for kidney failure treatment options. Risk prediction models for mortality on dialysis or kidney transplantation are presented.

Online Tools

  • AHRQ Safety Program for ESRD Facilities – Toolkit - This free toolkit, which includes educational videos, comprises four modules that help clinicians caring for dialysis patients follow clinical best practices, create a culture of safety, use checklists and other audit tools, and engage patients and their families in infection prevention practices.
  • CDC Clean Hands Campaign - This campaign launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promotes hand hygiene in health care settings.
  • Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition - To help prevent infections in dialysis patients and increase the use of proven practices that cut infection rates in half, this coalition spearheaded by CDC and including ANNA, has created  posters, checklists, and fact sheets for use in provider's offices, dialysis clinics, training sessions, and work areas. Go to Resource Center.
  • Core Interventions for Dialysis Bloodstream Infection Prevention - In an effort to decrease rates of bloodstream infections among hemodialysis patients, the CDC's Dialysis Bloodstream Infection (BSI) Prevention Collaborative developed core Interventions and steps to prevent infections in patients.
  • New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well With Diabetes - Developed by the National Diabetes Education Program, the New Beginnings online resource is designed to help address the emotional impact of diabetes in diabetes education and support groups. Use New Beginnings to teach skills such as goal setting, managing stress, problem solving, overcoming self-doubt, and communicating with family members and health care providers.


Advanced Practice Resources

Click here to go to page created by the ANNA Advanced Practice SPN that provides links to advanced practice resources, including clinical practice guidelines, websites, patient education resources, etc.

Updated 11/9/18