For Healthcare Professionals

As a kidney patient founded and operated non-profit organization, one of RSN’s key initiatives is to provide a patients perspective on the care they receive to the renal healthcare community. Our editorial contributors include people who are living successfully in spite of kidney disease, who may also be on dialysis or have received a kidney transplant and their families. In addition, RSN receives editorial contributions from leaders in the renal healthcare community that offer learning opportunities from their own experience and insights into treatment advances.

Communication Tools

Communication Prescription
communication prescription-educational videos for healthcare professionals - kidney disease - lori hartwell

A video series for healthcare professionals produced by Lori Hartwell to demonstrate how to better understand and communicate with people who need dialysis.

RSN Flyers
kidney disease information for support group

A collection of downloadable documents to share with your dialysis unit, support group or anyone that might benefit from the information.

16th Annual Essay Contest

Download and share the 16th Annual Essay Contest flyer with your patients. It’s an outstanding opportunity for people who have chronic kidney disease (CKD), including people on dialysis and kidney transplant recipients, to make a valuable contribution to society by expressing their ideas, views, and most importantly, hope.

Health Library Articles for Healthcare Professionals

Tune Into Me Please

When I meet a new healthcare provider, I put them in one of two categories. One category is for the providers who have a set...

The New Frontier of Genetic Testing and Kidney Transplant with Dr. Philippe Gauthier

Genetic testing is the new frontier to identify diseases and implement strategies to prevent complications or progression of the disease. Learn about the benefits of genetic...

Arm Your Immune Response with Routine Protection Against Disease

It’s 2020, and we’re approaching mid-December, the time of year when we’d normally be making plans for holiday gatherings and gift exchanges. But this...

Meet Renal Nutritionist Lubna Akbany, RDN, CSR

“If I can do it, you can do it,” says Lubna Akbany, as she serves up a dish of confidence to those dealing with...

10 Tips to Maintain Long-Term Health After Kidney Transplant

Receiving a kidney transplant is receiving a second chance at life, or even a third or fourth. But that doesn’t mean the work is...

KidneyTalk Podcast Shows for Healthcare Professionals

Nephrology Nurses: The Lifeline of Kidney Care

For Gail Dewald, RN, CNN, passion for her work is evident as she explains a day in her life as a nephrology nurse working...

How to Prepare for a Disaster

Do you know what to do when disaster strikes? Depending on the damage your community sustains, your local dialysis clinic can be closed for...

Spotlight on Innovation: Wearable Dialysis System

Dr. Victor Gura is an associate clinical professor of medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He and his company, Wearable Artificial Organs, Inc.,...

Pain Meds: How They Work and Safe Alternatives

Kidney disease is difficult enough without suffering needlessly. Many over-the-counter medications are harmful to the kidneys. What can you do to take control of...

New Hope for a Calciphylaxis Diagnosis

Calciphylaxis is a bone and mineral condition that can occur in people who have kidney disease or are on dialysis. Kidneys regulate many things...