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Kidney School

Kidney School™ is an interactive, web-based kidney learning center with 30-minute modules.

Home Dialysis Central

Home Dialysis Central is one-stop source of information and support for all dialysis modalities.

KDQOL Complete

KDQOL Complete™ is the fast, easy way to use, score, and manage the KDQOL-36.

Earn CE Credits

Professionals: Earn CE credits from an array of courses based on research and adult learning principles.

Help I Need Dialysis

Help, I Need Dialysis!

Has your doctor told you that your kidneys are failing? Does the idea of dialysis scare you? This book is for you! Learn how you can have the best possible life with dialysis.

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Life Options is a program of research, research-based education, and outreach founded in 1993 to help people live long and live well with kidney disease. A national panel of doctors, researchers, patients, nurses, social workers, dietitians, and ESRD Network directors reviews all Life Options materials and helps guide research.

Let's Talk About...

Let's Talk About... is a new series of 3-minute multimedia movies designed to help start a conversation between patients and their care team about key health topics. Get involved in important choices about your care with this new FREE resource! Each movie is available in English and Spanish.

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How to Have a Good Future
with Kidney Disease

ballA free CKD education series in 6 parts

Do you or someone you care about have chronic kidney disease (CKD)? If so, you CAN have a good life. There are things you can do to protect your kidneys. If your kidneys fail, there are treatments that will let you keep doing what you love. Check out our free online videos and learn how to have a good future with kidney disease.

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For professionals: This slide series was developed to help educate people from stage 3 CKD through end-stage renal disease to slow progression of their illness.
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Feeling Better with Exercise: A Video Guide for People on Dialysis (DVD)Feeling Better with Exercise: A Video Guide for People on Dialysis (DVD)

This 30-minute DVD is a companion to the patient exercise booklet. It features conversations with dialysis patients about the benefits of exercise, as well as easy-to-follow demonstrations. All of the strength and flexibility exercises recommended in the patient booklet are shown in this video. Cost: $10 per DVD including shipping in the U.S. only.

Award Winning Information

We are proud to announce that Help, I Need Dialysis! won a 2013 National Health Information Award!

For Professionals:

The Impact of Technology on Nephrology Social Work Practice

Nephrology social workers are faced with myriad tasks and responsibilities that require the ability to delegate, prioritize, and multitask. Read more of this article from Renata Sledge, LCSW, from the April 2013 edition of Nephrology News & Issues. Read the article.

Earn 1 CE credit for this article at our CE credit website.

Using the KDQOL-36™ to Improve Quality of Life (and Meet Surveyor Expectations)

Presented on August 8, 2012, by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW; moderated by Melissa Hale MSW, LCSW. Download the slides.

Earn 1 CE credit for this article at our CE credit website.

Free Life Options Materials

Download our free print materials, research-based fact sheets, newsletters, podcasts, and booklets. Fact sheets are also available in Spanish!

Vaccination Education Materials

Easy-to-read patient education fact sheets will help you teach your patients about vaccinations. Available in English, Spanish, Korean, Bengali, Chinese, and French Creole. As a bonus, a multi-language poster suitable for bulletin boards is available. Check it out!

Additional Professional Resources

Teach your patients about all modalities at Home Dialysis Central

We've developed tools to help meet the Conditions for Coverage requirements. Send them to Home Dialysis Central!