Pediatric Dialysis Education Series




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Over the past two decades, the incidence of chronic kidney disease in children has steadily risen in the United States. Pediatric dialysis providers face a unique set of challenges when treating these young patients. In recognition of this, the NRAA Pediatric Dialysis Education Series was developed to address these emerging issues and provide solutions for professionals in the pediatric dialysis community. This four-part webinar series will address quality of life,leadership communication skills, patient and family education and staffing model strategies for pediatric dialysis providers. This series has been approved for 1 CE contact hour per webinar.

This webinar series was recorded and is now available on NRAA Education Station.

View our infographic to learn more about the pediatric nephrology and state of chronic kidney disease in children.



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Webinars in Series



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Quality of Life Measurement to Intervention in Pediatric Dialysis

Quality of life (QOL) is generally defined as a “broad multidimensional concept that usually includes subjective evaluations of both positive and negative aspects of life,” while health-related quality of life is “..aspects of overall quality of life that can be clearly shown to affect health—either physical or mental.” In the area of Renal dialysis, we know that quality of life has been associated with adherence and morbidity/mortality rates. Therefore, it is imperative that we consider patients’ QOL when working with this population. In addition to a general discussion of quality of life, we will also review assessment tools to measure patient QOL, as well as consider interventions to improve QOL – and ideally health outcomes- for these patients. 

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the importance of measuring quality of life in this pediatric population.
  • Identify appropriate assessment tools to measure QOL.
  • Describe interventions aimed at improving quality of life.


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How we think about leadership has changed. In the past, leadership was connected to a title or position. Today, leadership is about expanding your influence. That means that you don’t need a formal title to be a leader; you need strong communication skills. In this webinar, we will begin by uncovering some things that can make communication difficult. Then, we’ll examine a model which will enable you to diagnose and resolve conflict. Next we’ll explore communication techniques founded in mutual respect and responsibility. Finally, we’ll discuss listening techniques that can multiply your effectiveness. 

Learning Objectives
  • Describe different forms of power, and explain how power influences communication
  • Apply a communication model to diagnose and resolve conflict
  • Understand how communication styles are founded in respect, and list strategies for communicating with respect
  • Describe techniques for effective listening




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On this webinar, you will learn how to utilize, interpret, and apply the data from our new Pediatric Benchmarking Tool to your dialysis facility.

Webinar available on Education Station
Benchmarking Tool documents are available on NRAA Voices - for members only.