About Kidney School
Kidney School is a comprehensive online education program for people who want to learn how to manage and live with chronic kidney disease (stages 3–5). It was developed to:
- Offer up-to-date research-based information.
- Help people learn what to expect and what questions to ask.
- Provide the tools patients need to self-manage their care so they can stay healtheir and keep doing the activities they enjoy.
Kidney School is a program of the non-profit Medical Education Institute, Inc. Since it was first launched in 2002, Kidney School has grown to become one of the largest chronic kidney disease (CKD) education programs in the world, and is recommended by dialysis professionals all across the U.S.
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The Health Information Resource Center (HIRC) awarded Kidney School with a Silver 2011 Web Health Award that honors the best digital health resources. The awards were announced May 23, 2011. A complete list of winners and categories can be requested at webhealthawards.com.
Kidney School won the Health Improvement Institute's prestigious 2010 Aesculapius Award of Excellence. A panel of judges representing the health care, web publishing, and multimedia fields, evaluated entries. The annual award is named for the ancient Greek god of healing, Aesculapius. This award was established by the Health Improvement Institute, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in Bethesda, Maryland, to promote informed consumer lifestyle choices and health care decisions.
All content for Kidney School is developed by Medical Education Institute staff and reviewed by members of a multidisciplinary team of experts and patients. Kidney School is entirely independent of, and not influenced by, its corporate sponsor. Kidney School reviewers include:
- Edtrina Allison-Moss, MSN, RN, CNN
- Lynda K. Ball, RN, BSN, CNN
- Seth J. Baum, MD, FACC
- Christopher R. Blagg, MD, FRCP
- Sally Burrows-Hudson, MSN, RN, CNN
- Ann Compton, RN, MSN, CNN
- Cathy Goeddeke-Merickel, MS, RD, LD
- Rebecca E. Hays, MSW
- Jean L. Holley, MD
- Susan Hossli, MSN, RN
- Kirsten Lee Johansen, MD
- Jean Kammerer, BSN, RN, CNN
- Karren King, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
- Nancy G. Kutner, PhD
- Derrick Latos, MD, FACP
- Maureen McCarthy, MPH, RD, CS
- Stephanie McIntyre, RD
- Anita Molzahn, RN, PhD
- Brian O'Moore
- Judith Poole
- Jocelyn Reeder, PT, MCSP
- John Sadler, MD
- Wendy Funk Schrag, LMSW, ACSW
- Bruce Schultz
- Nancy Spaeth, RN
- Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
A special thank you is extended to members of the Dialysis-Support mail list at yahoogroups.com, who allowed themselves to be quoted, took the time to review Kidney School, and who provide constant inspiration through their compassion, willingness to share, and ability to live fully with kidney disease.
Use of Kidney School does not replace the need to talk with your healthcare team about your care and your options.
The information you find on the Life Options website or printed pages, including Kidney School, is provided "as is," and to the extent permitted by law, the Life Options Rehabilitation Program, the Medical Education Institute, Inc., and Fresenius Medical Care, and their affiliates, employees, officers, board of directors, or shareholders, give no warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation any warranties of condition, quality, performance, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement in relation to information, services, or products provided through or in connection with the Life Options website or printed pages. To the extent permitted by law, the Life Options Rehabilitation Program, the Medical Education Institute, Inc., and Fresenius Medical Care disclaim all liability for any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, deletion, defect, access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether as a result of breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action. The contents of the Life Options website and printed pages, including, but not limited to text, graphics, and icons, are trademarked materials owned or controlled by the Medical Education Institute, Inc. No permission is granted here for you to reprint in whole or in part Life Options or Kidney School content, graphics, illustrations, photographs, or icons. (Revised April 2010)
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