With the addition of 10 new courses, nurses and other healthcare professionals can now earn up to 16 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours for Kidney School™ (http://www.kidneyschool.org), the popular, online chronic kidney disease (CKD) education program. While the purpose of Kidney School Continuing Education courses is to educate renal professionals about the medical and psychosocial impacts of end-stage renal disease and patients’ experience of coping with this chronic condition, the materials are freely available to engaged patients and family.
The 10 new courses approved for CNE credit are:
- Module 7: Understanding Kidney Lab Tests
- Module 8: Vascular Access: A Lifeline for Dialysis
- Module 9: Nutrition and Fluids for People on Dialysis
- Module 10: Getting Adequate Dialysis
- Module 11: Sexuality and Fertility
- Module 12: Staying Active with Kidney Disease
- Module 13: Heart Health and Blood Pressure
- Module 14: Patient Rights and Responsibilities
- Module 15: Alternative Treatments
- Module 16: Long-term Effects of Dialysis
Each module is approved for 1 contact hour of CNE credit; there is a fee of $10 per CNE contact hour, but the course materials can be downloaded for free.
This educational activity is intended for nurses in the nephrology field, as well as renal technicians, dietitians and social workers, but the course materials will also be very valuable to committed patients and caregivers. To learn more about these continuing education offerings, and to view full learning objectives for each course, registration details, information about Kidney School and the CNE planning committee, visit http://credits.meiresearch.org.