The kidneys are complicated and amazing organs that do many essential tasks to keep us healthy. The main job of your kidneys is to remove toxins and excess water from your blood. Kidneys also help to control your blood pressure, to produce red blood cells and to keep your bones healthy.
March 9th, 2017 is World Kidney Day. This day aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. The 2017 World Kidney Day theme focuses on Kidney Disease and Obesity. To learn more about this theme and ways you can be involved, visit the WKD site. Be sure to participate in the global conversation on social media using the hashtag #move4kidneys.
In recognition of World Kidney Day, OPENPediatrics is pleased to feature our Peritoneal Dialysis Simulator. The peritoneal dialysis simulator offers stand-alone education on all elements of managing a child on peritoneal dialysis, including assessment of patient and dialysate; monitoring and responding to patient variables and laboratory results, and identifying complications from device manipulations.
OPENPediatrics also offers additional nephrology resources:
- Hemodialysis Simulator, which will be available on the OPENPediatrics site in early 2017.
- OPENPediatrics has been named the winner of The American Society of Nephrology Innovations in Kidney Education Contest for the development of this simulator.
- Hyponatremia in the Critically Ill Child by Andrea Moscatelli, MD