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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Dialysis Education and Training: Novelty and Patient Adaptability

October 24, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

In dialysis education and training, the target learners include patients requiring dialysis, their caretakers, and healthcare professionals and trainees. This session discusses the relationship between active learning and dialysis outcomes, with an emphasis on educating and engaging patients who require home-based therapy and active participation in managing fluids.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Define predialysis education that helps patients choose a dialysis modality
  • Describe the learning styles of patients who receive home hemodialysis
  • Discuss new training methods for peritoneal dialysis
  • Outline patient education goals for improvement in the areas of peritonitis rate and fluid compliance

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Dialysis


  • Sunita Bavanandan, DrMed
  • Andrzej Wiecek, MD, PhD, FASN


  • How to Provide Predialysis Education to Help Patients Choose the Appropriate Modality
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Louise M. Moist, MD, MS 
  • Simulation in Peritoneal Dialysis Training for Patients and Healthcare Professionals
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Traci A. Wolbrink, MD, MPH
  • Impact of Training Peritoneal Dialysis Patients on Patient Outcomes
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Kai Ming Chow, MBChB 
  • One Size Doesn't Fit All: Find Out the Learning Style of Your Home Hemodialysis Patients
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Christopher T. Chan, MD