The Renal Support Network has published a podcast on A Prescription for Resilience, including insights on getting past feelings of despair and hopelessness. Find the audio presentation at https://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk/a-prescription-for-resilience/.
The American Kidney Fund will present a May 23, 2018 webinar on Depression: the Overlooked Complication of Kidney Disease. For details and registration, see http://www.kidneyfund.org/training/webinars/depression-and-kidney-disease.html.
IHI will present a March 8, 2018 “WIHI” on Mindfulness and Patient Safety. When we’re “mindful” we’re paying attention to what’s happening in the Present Moment instead of reviewing the past or planning the future. Mindfulness is also a powerful stress reduction and self-care technique. Find more information, sample exercises, and relevant links, and register, at http://www.ihi.org/education/AudioVideo/WIHI/mindfulness-and-patient-safety/Pages/default.aspx. Find ten introductory exercises at http://www.ihi.org/communities/blogs/10-mindfulness-exercises-for-the-health-care-workplace.
KCER has published their October 2017 Newsletter, with articles on the following:
- Emergency Preparedness Requirements Go into Effect November 15, 2017
- Flu Season is Here: Time for a Shot
- How to Prepare for a Wildfire
- Emotional Support After a Disaster
- Protecting Your Dialysis Vascular Access
- Handwashing After a Disaster
The Home Dialysis Central blog has a recent well-received post on Kidney Failure and the Value of Acceptance that describes the setbacks that can occur while dialyzing and waiting for a transplant, and the importance of attitude. Find it at http://homedialysis.org/news-and-research/blog/215-kidney-failure-and-the-value-of-acceptance .
The American Kidney Fund will present a free 27 July, 2017 webinar on Laughter Therapy in Dialysis: Exercise, Activity, and Wellness. The webinar will cover recent research exploring laughter therapy during dialysis and provide demonstrations and recommendations on how to introduce laughter therapy into a dialysis or CKD treatment program. Laughter therapy consists of breathing and stretching exercises followed by intentional laughter exercises and laughter meditation. It is a safe, low-intensity form of physical activity during dialysis that has potential to reduce chronic pain and depression. While the webinar is aimed toward dialysis patients and their families, health professionals are encouraged to attend to learn more about integrating laughter therapy into a dialysis center or practice. For more information and registration, and access to recordings of past AKF webinars, see http://www.kidneyfund.org/training/webinars/ .
DPC will present a June 21, 2017 webinar on Travel Sips Travel Tips Travel Grub. Find more information and register at http://www.dpcedcenter.org/education-seminars . At the same web page you can find links to recording of past webinars on sex with CKD, safety, living with dialysis, goal-setting, and depression.