Helpful links for nurses and dialysis patients


Having been a dialysis nurse several years ago, and now a HH nurse with patients who also are on dialysis, I have spent hours online finding helpful educational materials to send out to the home.. especially for those patients new to dialysis.

I will list some of these links for your use...most are print ready, and I have found our patients are most appreciative of anything we can offer them to help them with gaining a greater understanding of dialysis and their restrictive diets.

Hope this will be helpful to both nurses and your patients ! :)

And this site is quite interesting and enjoyable... gives some real perspective and insight to our patients on dialysis.. their concerns and struggles... and shared recipes !!! :p

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traumaRUs, MSN, APRN

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Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 31 years experience.

Thanks so much. Lets make this a sticky.

jnette, ASN, EMT-I

4,388 Posts

Specializes in Hemodialysis, Home Health. Has 10 years experience.

Thanx, Trauma ! I'll add more in time as I come across them. For patients with computer savvy, I also give them links to helpful websites. These patients unfortunately don't get much initial information from their nephrologist, and while we had handouts and provided education at the dialysis clinic, the info provided in the links above are far more in depth, so they can enjoy reading up on the materials later in the comfort of their homes rather than while feeling poorly during treatment.

Chisca, RN

745 Posts

Specializes in Dialysis. Has 39 years experience.

Dr Joel Topf's blog Precious Bodily Fluids. He is very interested in sharing infromation and embraces the new forms of social media to educate those interested in nephrology. He also has a wicked sense of humor.

Precious Bodily Fluids


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Specializes in Med surge, ob,pediatrics,GYN,dialysis,ER. Has 9 years experience.

Try this for dialysis nurses and PCTs:


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Thx a lot