Caring for the Caretaker: Effective Strategies to Recruit and Maintain Staff in Dialysis

Joint Session with Renal Healthcare Association (RHA)


Moderator: Bridget, Pfaff, MS

This session will identify unique challenges in sustaining staff in the acute and outpatient dialysis facilities and recognize strategies on developing competence and confidence in the dialysis workforce.  Presentations will focus on hiring, orientation and training, engagement, and retention strategies.  Additionally, the session will discuss the impact the pandemic has had on mental health as we continue to deal with the aftermath as well as identify coping strategies in dealing with future disasters.


  • Overview: Staffing Strategies in Dialysis – How to Hire and Get the Right People to Stay – Maria Regnier, MS, RN
  • Dialysis Staffing Strategies for Outpatient, Acute and Home Dialysis Facilities – Bridget Pfaff, MS
  • Navigating Staffing for Small and Rural Providers – Lynn Riesenberg
  • Impact of the Pandemic and Strategies to Support the Mental Health of Staff in Dialysis – Julie Williams, BSA