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“My Kidneys. My Options. My Life.” Workshop Program

“My Kidneys. My Options. My Life.®” is the only chronic kidney disease patient stage 4 educational program that utilizes different learning and teaching methods. This educational workshop series—which was developed in conformance with current CMS guidelines for reimbursable CKD education—includes six modules on a variety of topics that are taught one-on-one at the nephrologist’s medical practice.

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CKD4 WORKSHOP PROGRAM INCLUDES

Why Raenali

Why Raenali’s CKD stage 4 workshop program works

The workshop program’s success centers on melding a variety of teaching and learning concepts—each of which is thoroughly explained to physician educators during training.

First, it utilizes different teaching methods. Second, different learning styles are considered. Finally, the content can be modified for any educational level through the personalized one-to-one discussion with the physician educator. Use of the workshop series allows for a consistent message to be delivered, and one-on-one interaction allows for individualization of the workshop based on patient needs.

To better serve the CKD population, videos and printed materials are available in English and Spanish.

Program Details
Workshop Format
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Education empowers patients to make better choices for themselves, which helps improve health outcomes and quality of life.

Sandra M. Lauriat, MD

Founder and Medical Director, Raenali Publications™

How do CKD Stage 4 patients benefit?

Empowerment

Patients also learn to make better choices regarding their health. This leads to improved health outcomes, including:

  • Increase in home therapy, i.e. home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
  • Fewer catheters at dialysis initiation.
  • Fewer hospitalizations.
  • Better quality of life with less anxiety.
  • Increased patient engagement.

IMPROVED HEALTH OUTCOMES

Once patients better understand their chronic kidney disease, they can make informed decisions about lifestyle choices and treatment. Through education, patients learn why they must take an active role in managing their CKD—day-to-day and for the long-term.

They also feel empowered. The most frequent comment patients share in the follow-up surveys is: “I’m so glad to have this information and am ready to make decisions and changes.”

HOPE

Many patients feel helpless and hopeless following a CKD diagnosis. Through the CKD Stage 4 workshops, they learn they do have options. Patients who attend the CKD Stage 4 workshop series also say they feel less anxiety about their health.

 

More importantly, they learn they can live a healthy and happy life with chronic kidney disease. They feel empowered to take control of their lives and realize that CKD doesn’t mean the end—it’s just one part of who they are.

How do CKD Stage 4 patients benefit?

Empowerment

Patients also learn to make better choices regarding their health. This leads to improved health outcomes, including:

  • Increase in-home therapy, i.e. home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
  • Fewer catheters at dialysis initiation.
  • Fewer hospitalizations.
  • Better quality of life with less anxiety.
  • Increased patient engagement.

Improved Health Outcomes

Once patients better understand their chronic kidney disease, they can make informed decisions about lifestyle choices and treatment. Through education, patients learn why they must take an active role in managing their CKD—day-to-day and for the long-term.

They also feel empowered. The most frequent comment patients share in the follow-up surveys is: “I’m so glad to have this information and am ready to make decisions and changes.”

Hope

Many patients feel helpless and hopeless following a CKD diagnosis. Through the CKD Stage 4 workshops, they learn they do have options. Patients who attend the CKD Stage 4 workshop series also say they feel less anxiety about their health.

 

More importantly, they learn they can live a healthy and happy life with chronic kidney disease. They feel empowered to take control of their lives and realize that CKD doesn’t mean the end—it’s just one part of who they are.

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WORKSHOP 1

Learning About My Kidneys and Kidney Disease

Patients will learn: Normal kidney function, chronic kidney disease, its causes and diagnoses, stages of CKD, treatment goals to prevent CKD progression and how to manage complications, symptoms of CKD, plus a brief description of RRT

WORKSHOP 2

Learning What I Can Do About Kidney Disease

Patients will learn: Importance of patient involvement, six complications of CKD, detailed management of the complications with an action plan

WORKSHOP 3

Learning About My Options - Transplantation

Patients will learn: All about the transplant process, its advantages and disadvantages, the transplant evaluation, transplant surgery and post transplant care, as well as how to decide whether transplant is a good treatment choice

WORKSHOP 4

Learning About My Options - Dialysis

Patients will learn: All about Dialysis, Types of Dialysis, how each works and pros/cons-in-center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis (short daily and nocturnal), peritoneal dialysis. Types of access, how to choose a dialysis modality, travel/work, finances

WORKSHOP 5

Learning About My Options - Informed Decisions and Conservative Treatment

Patients will learn: Their right to choose the best treatment option and the option to have conservative treatment, what a trial period on dialysis is, why it is important to have an Advance Directive and their types, support services including hospice

WORKSHOP 6

Living My Life - Learning to Live Well with CKD

Patients will learn: Connection between emotions and physical health, outline of common emotions (sadness, anxiety, anger, isolation) and coping skills to deal with each emotion, answers to the most common questions about CKD and the importance of an action plan

ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS

Once you become a provider you have exclusive access to purchase additional products to help improve patient’s understanding of CKD.

"CKD and me" Basic Education Class

This educational workshop series includes six modules on a variety of topics that are taught one-on-one at the nephrologist’s medical practice.

Office Practice Handouts

Handouts on a variety of topics including general information about  CKD to transplant to dialysis options.

Dialysis Access Illustrations

This packet includes detailed illustrations helping patients understand the different dialysis access options including AV fistula and AV graft, hemodialysis catheter, and peritoneal dialysis catheter.

Access Kits
Coming in 2020

Handouts on a variety of topics including general information about  CKD to transplant to dialysis options.

Model Kidney
Coming in 2020

The model kidney 4D representation of the kidney.

"Transplant and Me"
Coming in 2020

The Transplant and Me booklet describes the transplant process.

"CKD and me" Basic Education Class

This educational workshop series includes six modules on a variety of topics that are taught one-on-one at the nephrologist’s medical practice.

Office Practice Handouts

Handouts on a variety of topics including general information about  CKD to transplant to dialysis options.

Dialysis Access Illustrations

This packet includes detailed illustrations helping patients understand the different dialysis access options including AV fistula and AV graft, hemodialysis catheter, and peritoneal dialysis catheter.

Access Kits

COMING IN 2020

Access kits include a squeeze kidney ball, wrist band and instructions.

Model Kidney

COMING IN 2020

The model kidney 4D representation of the kidney.

"Transplant and Me"

COMING IN 2020

The Transplant and Me booklet describes the transplant process.

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