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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.

Recent Posts

07 Jun 2019

Debbie Brouwer-Maier Offers Her Perspective on Kidney Care Issues

As a nephrology professional who has devoted countless hours of volunteer time to support the body of work reflected...
07 Jun 2019

Debbie Brouwer-Maier Offers Her Perspective on Kidney Care Issues

As a nephrology professional who has devoted countless hours of volunteer time to support the body of work reflected...
03 Jun 2019

Process of Care, Part III: Hemodialysis Catheters

The same concerns over process of care related to the KDOQI VA proposed changes that reverse the momentum of the...
03 Jun 2019

Process of Care, Part III: Hemodialysis Catheters

The same concerns over process of care related to the KDOQI VA proposed changes that reverse the momentum of the...
29 May 2019

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

Dialysis facilities typically open early in the morning Monday to Saturday. The first shift of patients must get...
29 May 2019

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

Dialysis facilities typically open early in the morning Monday to Saturday. The first shift of patients must get...
27 May 2019

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

A quick review of the process of care is critical to understand how the proposed KDOQI Vascular Access Guidelines...
27 May 2019

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

A quick review of the process of care is critical to understand how the proposed KDOQI Vascular Access Guidelines...
28 Jun 2017

Study: Best Outcomes When AVF Flows Restricted to Median Range

A study published in PLOS ONE in March 2017 by clinicians from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in...
28 Jun 2017

Study: Best Outcomes When AVF Flows Restricted to Median Range

A study published in PLOS ONE in March 2017 by clinicians from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in...
14 Jun 2017

Endovascular Catheter Is Valuable for Measuring Access Flow

Dr. Lymaris GarcÌa-Medina and colleagues from the Universitario Reina Sofia General Hospital in Murcia, Spain...
14 Jun 2017

Endovascular Catheter Is Valuable for Measuring Access Flow

Dr. Lymaris GarcÌa-Medina and colleagues from the Universitario Reina Sofia General Hospital in Murcia, Spain...
12 Jun 2017

Fistulography, Intra-access Blood Flow Measurement Correlations

The success of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in stenotic hemodialysis prosthetic grafts and autogenous...
12 Jun 2017

Fistulography, Intra-access Blood Flow Measurement Correlations

The success of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in stenotic hemodialysis prosthetic grafts and autogenous...
29 May 2017

Your Hemodialysis Access: A Lifeline for a Lifetime

It only takes minutes to save your hemodialysis access, your lifeline. All you have to do is look, listen, feel and...
29 May 2017

Your Hemodialysis Access: A Lifeline for a Lifetime

It only takes minutes to save your hemodialysis access, your lifeline. All you have to do is look, listen, feel and...
17 Apr 2017

An Interview with Vascular Access Coordinator Joan Covert

Joan Covert had been working as a dialysis technician when her friend told her she might be a good fit for a newly...
17 Apr 2017

An Interview with Vascular Access Coordinator Joan Covert

Joan Covert had been working as a dialysis technician when her friend told her she might be a good fit for a newly...