The Kidney Health Team
The kidney health interdisciplinary team consists of:
Renal nurses have had special education to provide expert kidney care and training for people with kidney disease. A nurse can help with your questions or problems and make suggestions for changes to help patients feel more comfortable and safe.
Renal dietitians will help you make food choices that are best for your needs. Your diet may differ from other patients on dialysis, so the dietitian will talk with you about your specific diet needs. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your diet feel free to talk to your renal dietitian.
Nephrologists are doctors that specialize in caring for patients with kidney disease. They will track your kidney health and work with you to give medical care as needed and to improve your health.
The patient care manager supervises and supports staff and patients to make sure treatments are given safely and according to rules and guidelines of MRP. The manager also assists with resolving problems or concerns.
A renal pharmacist reviews and updates your medication records. They also help you understand the medications prescribed and help doctors choose the right medications. Ask the health-care team if you want to speak to a pharmacist about medications.
A renal social worker supports patients and their families in adapting to lifestyle changes that come with kidney disease. If you are having concerns about your care or in your personal life, your social worker can support you and connect you with useful resources. Make an appointment by calling the renal social worker.
Indigenous Liaison Coordinator
The MRP Indigenous Liaison Coordinator provides support and information for Indigenous patients and guides staff in providing culturally safe care.
Fitness & Wellness Coordinators
The fitness and wellness coordinators are based in Winnipeg and help develop exercise programs and resources for individuals living with kidney disease or who are on dialysis. They can offer guidance and support for you if you are wishing to be more physically active.
The technologists take care of the operation and safety of dialysis machines and other health-care equipment. They also look after the water treatment system necessary for dialysis.
The transition coordinator works with you to provide information about kidney dialysis treatment options and helps you if you are moving from one type of treatment to another.
A renal occupational therapist enables patients to solve problems that interfere with their ability to do the things they want and need to do. If you have concerns with mobility (balance or transfers), function (dressing or toileting), home safety (fall hazards and equipment needs) or cognition (decreased memory and problem solving) the OT can assist you to live life to its fullest.