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Deborah Brouwer-Maier RN, CNN

Deborah Brouwer-Maier is a nephrology nurse for more than 30 years. Her area of expertise is hemodialysis vascular access. She served on the KDOQI Vascular Access Work Groups in 1997, 2000 and 2006. She also served in various volunteer roles for the Fistula Frist Initiates since the formation of the initial Work Group. She is the support for the Hemodialysis Circle of Care Transonic products to support access creation, surveillance and preservation.

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The Anxious Patient: 3 Scientifically-Validated Methods for Reducing Anxiety

Is Inflammation the Silent Kidney Killer?

Increasing Individualization of Patient Care Plans For Hemodialysis Vascular Access

Kidney Disease Education Starts with Practitioner Self-Care

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Kidney Patients Need Better Education, Experts Say

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How to Hire a Good Dialysis Tech

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Patients Denied Organ Transplant Based on COVID Vaccine Status

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The Pandemic and the Nephrology Nursing Shortage

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Kidney Care Groups Release Position Statement on Kidney-Related Research in the U.S.

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Video: KDOQI Vascular Access Guidelines & ESKD Life Plan

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New ICE Rule Can Have Negative Impact on Kidney Patients

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Hemodialysis in the U.S. versus the Rest of the World

COVID-19 Increases Rates of Home Dialysis

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Telemedicine Use in Dialysis: What to Know

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How COVID-19 is Affecting Dialysis Patients

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Kidney Care Community Speaks Out on ESRD Treatment Choices Model

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What to Know About the Advancing American Kidney Health Executive Order

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Kidney Care News to Know: Fresenius Invests in BioIntelliSense

Hemodynamic Monitoring: Updated Cardiac Function Parameters

Kidney Care News: Outset Medical Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Home Hemodialysis: A Brief History

Kidney Care News to Know: CPR Underused by Dialysis Clinics

Debbie Brouwer-Maier Offers Her Perspective on Kidney Care Issues

Process of Care, Part III: Hemodialysis Catheters

Process of Care, Part II: The Impact of Proposed KDOQI Guidelines

Process of Care, Part I: Hemodialysis Vascular Access Process of Care Overview

Kidney Care News: DaVita Acquires Coastal Physicians Medical Group

5 Statistics to Know About Home Hemodialysis

What to Know About CMS' Final Payment Rule for Dialysis Clinics

Kidney Care News: Vitamin D Therapy Boosts Hemodialysis Survival

How Dialysis Nurses can Help Hemodialysis Patients with Self Cannulation

Kidney Care News: ESRD Projected to Increased in the US through 2030

3 Ways Nephrologists can Improve Patient Communication

Controlling Life Threatening Bleeds (LTB) from Arteriovenous Fistulas or Grafts

How Your Team Can Help Resolve Dialysis Non-Adherence

Telehealth in Kidney Care: What You Need to Know

Kidney Care News to Know: New Kidney Research Initiatives Unveiled

Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis Clinics

Kidney Care News To Know: Otsuka Acquires Visterra

Researchers: Don’t Overlook Emotional Health in Kidney Care

Kidney Care News to Know: DaVita Sells Primary Care Clinics

3 Tips for Attracting and Retaining Dialysis Patients

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Kidney Care News: Fresenius to Pay $3.5 Million After Security Breach

Hemodialysis Patient Story: How Vascular Access Surveillance Technology Helps

How Empowering Dialysis Patients can Improve Patient Experience

Kidney Care News: Living Kidney Donors May Face Risk Over Time

Kidney Care News to Know: Caffeine Could Reduce Mortality Risk in CKD Patients

How Dialysis Clinics Can Prevent Infection

Kidney Care News to Know: DaVita Profits Decline 15% for Q3

Kidney Care News to Know: More Job Opportunities for New Nephrologists

Ways Dialysis Providers Can Defuse Patient Conflict

Kidney Care News to Know: Obesity’s Role in Kidney Damage

Easy Ways to Improve Patient Communication at Your Dialysis Clinic

Kidney Care News: Fresenius Medical Care Acquires NxStage Medical

Kidney Care News to Know: Largest Dialysis Providers Ranked

Is Dialysis Travel Nursing Right for Me? 6 Things to Consider

Kidney Care News: Lifeline Vascular Access Names Chief Medical Officer

5 Ways Huddles Can Benefit Your Dialysis Clinic

Kidney Care News to Know: DaVita Income Lower in Q1

5 Simple Ways to Improve the Dialysis Patient Experience

4 Technologies That Could Influence the Future of Kidney Care

Study: Best Outcomes When AVF Flows Restricted to Median Range

Rule of Sixes Key to Successful HD Cannulation

Endovascular Catheter Is Valuable for Measuring Access Flow

Fistulography, Intra-access Blood Flow Measurement Correlations

Is Timing a Factor In Flow Measurements Performed During Hemodialysis?

Hemodialysis in Children: Dedicated Pediatric Vascular Access Clinics Are Key to Success

Which Is Better, Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty or Surgical Repair?

Your Hemodialysis Access: A Lifeline for a Lifetime

Kidney Care News: How Patients Cope with Chronic Kidney Disease

Create a Culture of Patient Safety at Your Dialysis Clinic

Kidney Care News to Know from April

An Interview with Vascular Access Coordinator Joan Covert

Vascular Access Coordinator Interview: Forest Rawls

Kidney Care News to Know From March

What to Know About the Dialysis PATIENTS Act

Kidney Care News to Know from February

Why Your Dialysis Clinic Needs a Vascular Access Coordinator

Kidney Care News to Know for January

Kidney Care News to Know for December

What to Know about the CDC's Safer Dialysis Initiative

5 Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease

Interview: Ferruh Artunc on His Abstract from Kidney Week 2016

Trial Evaluates Impact of Access Blood Flow Surveillance on Reduction of Thrombosis in Arteriovenous Fistulas

Pediatric Vascular Access Surveillance Examined at Boston Children's Hospital

Italian Nephrologists Evaluate Arteriovenous Fistula Flow and Cardiac Output in Hemodialysis Patients

The Cardiovascular Effects of Arteriovenous Fistulas: A Cause for Concern?

Kidney Care News to Know for November

Kidney Care News to Know from September

Ways to Reduce Dialysis Nurse Burnout