An expert coaching team of nurse educators 

Our human-led, technology-powered approach to kidney education gives our coaches the resources they need to deliver a truly personalized experience for each patient.

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Better patient engagement
Help patients make decisions about their available treatment options.
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First things first, before we can talk about education or design a learning plan, we want to get to know the individual patient.

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On-demand education and support for your patients

A lack of time and low baseline understanding of kidney health make it challenging to address patients' questions during a visit or treatment. Now kidney care teams have a reliable way to engage, educate, and measure their patients' progress between visits.

Peer-reviewed papers

Choi ES, Lee J. Effects of a face-to-face self-management program on knowledge, self-care practice and kidney function in patients with chronic kidney disease before the renal replacement therapy. J Korean Acad Nurs. 2012 Dec;42(7):1070-8. doi: 10.4040/jkan.2012.42.7.1070. PMID: 23377603.

Donald M, Kahlon BK, Beanlands H, et al. Self-management interventions for adults with chronic kidney disease: a scoping review. BMJ Open. 2018;8(3):e019814. Published 2018 Mar 22. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019814

Guha C, Lopez-Vargas P, Ju A, et alPatient needs and priorities for patient navigator programmes in chronic kidney disease: a workshop report. BMJ Open 2020;10:e040617. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-040617

Jolly SE, Navaneethan SD, Schold JD, et al. Development of a chronic kidney disease patient navigator program. BMC Nephrol. 2015;16:69. Published 2015 May 3. doi:10.1186/s12882-015-0060-2

Lin MY, Cheng SF, Hou WH, Lin PC, Chen CM, Tsai PS. Mechanisms and Effects of Health Coaching in Patients With Early-Stage Chronic Kidney Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2021 Mar;53(2):154-160. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12623. Epub 2021 Jan 4. PMID: 33395500.

 

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-019-1309-yPeng, S., He, J., Huang, J. et al. Self-management interventions for chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Nephrol 20, 142 (2019).
 

St Clair Russell J, Oliverio A, Paulus A. Barriers to Conservative Management Conversations: Perceptions of Nephrologists and Fellows-in-Training. J Palliat Med. 2021 Feb 18. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0690. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33601978.
 

St Clair Russell J, Boulware LE. End-stage renal disease treatment options education: What matters most to patients and families. Semin Dial. 2018 Mar;31(2):122-128. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12665. Epub 2018 Jan 7. PMID: 29315798.
 
St Clair Russell J, Southerland S, Huff ED, Thomson M, Meyer KB, Lynch JR. A Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program for In-Center Hemodialysis: A Patient-Centered Quality Improvement Program. Nephrol Nurs J. 2017 Nov-Dec;44(6):481-496. PMID: 29281772.

Programs are built on the shoulders of giants

In addition to our team's research, here are several select studies that have helped to shape our understanding of the vital role of a human-led approach to educational support.

Self-management interventions for chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Mechanisms and Effects of Health Coaching in Patients With Early-Stage Chronic Kidney Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Utilizing Community Programs to Build Kidney Disease Self-Management Skills
Effects of a Face-to-face Self-management Program on Knowledge, Self-care Practice and Kidney Function in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease before the Renal Replacement Therapy