Northwest Renal Network’s Patient Education and Orientation Learning and Action Network (LAN) has compiled an Educational Checklist for Patients and a corresponding Library of Resources for use by facilities to help orient new patients, to help educate existing patients on topics that they might want to know more about, and to help staff encourage and facilitate patient engagement. Find these and many other resources for staff and patients posted on our LAN web page at http://www.nwrenalnetwork.org/QI/LAN/LAN.htm#edu.
Introductory tips to help staff use the Checklist (titled A-Z Patient Education Library) can be found at http://www.nwrenalnetwork.org/QI/LAN/PtEdLibrary.pdf, and the Checklist itself (called Things I Want to Know More About) at http://www.nwrenalnetwork.org/QI/LAN/PtEdChecklist.doc. The Checklist is a list of questions that link to the Resources in the Library. The Library contains concise 1- or 2-page answers to each question.