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World Kidney Day is tomorrow, March 11 and the entire month of March is designated as Kidney Month. This year's theme echoes what HDU espouses every single day: Living Well With Kidney Disease. This issue of the newsletter highlights not only resources directly associated with Kidney Month but also those whose goal is education and support for those with kidney disease.
In addition, please stay tuned as HDU begins its latest exciting endeavor, the “Decade of Home Dialysis.” In the upcoming months, HDU will be seeking input from its members about this initiative.
Home Dialysis Central Launches New Mini-Course for Patients
In conjunction with National Kidney Month, the non-profit Medical Education Institute (MEI) is launching nine new home dialysis patient education online mini-courses.
Ready-Set-Home eClasses are a new, free resource from MEI’s Home Dialysis Central program. The dynamic, mobile-friendly lessons were designed to be convenient and easy to understand, and are written to give patients knowledge and confidence about home treatment.
The courses include:
DC Kidney Health Day!
March 11th is now officially Kidney Day in Washington, D.C.!
World Kidney Day Resources
Home Dialyzors United (HDU) is supporting the mission of World Kidney Day as we launch the “Decade of Home Dialysis.”
On March 11, in honor of World Kidney Day, HDU will premier our new video “The Faces of Home Dialysis”.
By dialyzing at home, either peritoneal or hemodialysis, studies have shown that people benefit by living longer, healthier, and more productive lives. Here is the link.
Enjoy and be inspired by these incredible people who are living well with kidney disease!
Living Well With Kidney Disease
According to MEI Executive Director Dori Schatell, MS, “We know that most people on dialysis access the Internet on smartphones, so MEI is moving rapidly in the direction of developing easy-to-read, accurate, engaging mobile content that will make it easier for them to learn on the go, a little bit at a time. Courses like these—and we have more in the pipeline—are a great addition to our print, video, and other online offerings, and we thought they would be a great way to celebrate National Kidney Month.”
Dori's words reflect MEI's forward thinking in this fast paced world of “take it with you” technology. Once again, HDU applauds Medical Education Institute for another much needed education platform.