- Infographic Resources
- General Information about Kidneys
- Your Kidney Function is 20-30%
- Your kidney function is less than 20%
- Your kidney function is less than 15%
- Information When You Are on Dialysis
General Information about Kidneys
These resources can help you and your patient learn more about kidney disease during an initial visit. The educational tools are can be used by people newly diagnosed with kidney disease when their kidney function is between 30-60%.
Your Kidney Function is 20-30%
Patients with a kidney function of 20-30% will likely be seen by a nephrologist and/or a kidney health team. The resources can help you and your patient discuss the kidney care in view of declining kidney function.
Healthy Kidney Educations Resources
What’s happening inside of me?
Living with kidney disease is often overwhelming and involves a lot of information for patients and families. To help children, youth and families learn how to live well with chronic kidney disease, the Children’s Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Canada developed this Kidney Health Education Resource (KHER).
There are 15 modules covering many topics about kidney health. Each module has a pre-school section, a school-age section and an adolescent section. There is a separate booklet for families or caregiver and a fun activity sheet with each module.There 15 modules covering many topics about kidney health. Each module has a pre-school section, a school-age section and an adolescent section. There is a separate booklet for your family or caregiver and a fun activity sheet with each module.
Module 16 is a glossary of all highlighted terms in the modules with easy to understand definitions. The pictures in the glossary provide clues or reminders to help connect with the meaning of the words we use often.
Each of the 15 modules has a corresponding Facilitator Resource for healthcare providers outlining what you should know in order to use these modules/tools effectively.
The facilitator resource provides background information about facilitated learning and motivational interviewing; key messages and clinical targets specific to the module; and learning objectives for each developmental level. There are suggestions for helping the learner move through the materials and it is designed as a working tool with space for inserting your own ideas and notes.