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Lessons in Dialysis: A Conference for Dialysis Technicians

Lessons in Dialysis:
A Conference for Dialysis Technicians

Date:  Sunday, July 16, 2017

Location: Hilton Garden Inn White Marsh
5015 Campbell Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21236

Registration: 7 am to 8 am. 

Courses: Begin promptly at 8:00 am and run until 11:00 am

Dialysis Access Management
Understanding Hepatitis Testing/Management in the Dialysis Unit
Common Infection Control Problems

Cost of program: $25.00 (Parking instructions and map will be provided upon registration)
Questions: Please contact National Kidney Foundation of Maryland office at 410.494.8545

Conference presented by the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland and the Maryland Commission on Kidney Disease.

This activity has been approved by the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association for 3.15 CEU hours. American Nephrology Nurses’ Association – Approver is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 

“Lessons in Dialysis: A Conference for Dialysis Technicians”

“Lessons in Dialysis:
A Conference for Dialysis Technicians”

Date:  To Be Announced

Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
5505 Hopkins Bayview Circle, Baltimore MD 21224

Registration: 7 am to 8 am. Courses begin promptly at 8 am and run until 11 am.

Professional Education Sessions
Dialysis Access Management
Understanding Hepatitis Testing/Management in the Dialysis Unit
Common Infection Control Problems

Questions: Please contact the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland at 410.494.8545 or email info@kidneymd.org for more information.

NOTE: Pre-registration is required. This conference is for Dialysis Technicians only.

Conference presented by the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland and the Maryland Commission on Kidney Disease.

This activity has been submitted to American Nephrology Nurses’ Association for approval to award contact hours.  American Nephrology Nurses Association – Approver is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NKF launches Heart Your Kidneys Campaign

Heart Your Kidneys (HYK) is our public awareness campaign; as an activist organization, Heart Your Kidneys elevates the kidneys to the status of other vital organs such as the heart.

  • Kidneys are our body’s small, but powerful, chemical factories; working 24/7 to remove waste and keep our blood pressure in check.
  • It only takes two simple tests at your primary care doctor’s office to check for any red flags.
  • Let’s make kidney health part of everyday conversations with the same urgency as heart disease, cancer, or diabetes.

Donate NOW to support those impacted with kidney disease. Your donation will support patient’s right here in your community.

In 1998 I was a physically active father of two without any limitations. As a recent graduate and Natural Resources Officer life was good! Than my life changed – after experiencing unexplained fatigue and swelling I saw my doctor. Blood tests revealed that my kidneys were failing and I was referred to Johns Hopkins. Next, I learned that because of the advanced stage of my renal failure a biopsy would be necessary. As a result I was diagnosed with FSGS – Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, which would require a kidney transplant or I would need to start dialysis to continue to live.

 Dialysis is extremely invasive to the human body but, it prolongs life. My life was drastically changed forever. I began dialysis treatment three days a week for four hours with no end in sight. I felt worst than I had ever felt in my life. This fight was against a bully who is known as a silent killer. This bully is called Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). I was unfamiliar with the precautions, prescriptions and terms I was being told. I just wanted to feel better, my family needed me and I didn’t want to die.

 My routine was no longer routine for me. This Chronic Kidney Disease bully was barging in – it was a dark gloomy and lonely period in my life. I became a social hermit secluding myself from friends, family and anyone that was there before the Kidney Disease bully invaded my life. This Kidney Disease bully took away any life I had or thought about having. I was being bullied physically, emotionally and socially. My wife never gave up on me; she encouraged me not to hibernate from life. I gave in reluctantly all the while still with the CKD bully never far from my every thought. I went to dialysis treatment becoming a self described reserved introvert. I was blessed to have two kidney transplants that lasted a total of 8 years. During that time I did not have to receive dialysis treatment. There was light!

 However, the Kidney Disease bully returned in March 2014. Once again faced with kidney failure I had no choice but to return to dialysis for the 3rd time! This time despite being told I would need a live donor, I refused to be bullied and just exist. My wife and I attend any and all informational seminars and classes. We now bully Kidney Disease together by spreading awareness, giving support, encouraging advocacy and promoting prevention.

By Ray Harris, Kidney Patient and Advocate for Kidney Health

Southern Delaware Walk – April 30, 2017

Southern Delaware Walk

C’mon! Be a part of a community of 85,000 individuals at more than 100 Kidney Walks who share a determination to end kidney disease.

Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness of kidney disease and raise funds to support lifesaving programs for patients, their families, and those at risk. Join kidney donors, recipients, patients, and their families to celebrate each other and remember loved ones we’ve lost.

April 30, 2017

Camp Henlopen State Park
15099 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE 19958

Check-In Time 10 a.m.
Walk Starts at 11 a.m.

Nicole Scharf |nscharf@kidneymd.org |
410.726.8732

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Salisbury Walk – Spring 2017

Salisbury Walk

C’mon! Be a part of a community of 85,000 individuals at more than 100 Kidney Walks who share a determination to end kidney disease.

Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness of kidney disease and raise funds to support lifesaving programs for patients, their families, and those at risk. Join kidney donors, recipients, patients, and their families to celebrate each other and remember loved ones we’ve lost.

May 7, 2017

Winterplace Park
6737 Blue Ribbon Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

Check-in time 9 a.m.
Walk starts at 10 a.m.

For more information contact:
Nicole Scharf |nscharf@kidneymd.org |
410.726.8732

Thank you Sponsors!

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Scientific Session – Coming May 5, 2016!

This annual event features renowned speakers presenting the latest information on diagnosis, treatment and management of kidney disease, dinner and poster sessions highlighting research findings by NKF-MD research grant awardees. Presentations are geared toward the scientific community.

Thank You for Attending Our 2015 Scientific Session!

The event was a great success! We look forward to seeing everyone again in Spring 2016!

Thank you to our Program Sponsors, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Mid-Atlantic Nephrology!
    


Contact Jennifer Greenwell to register today!

Greater Baltimore Walk – Spring 2017

Greater Baltimore Walk

C’mon! Be a part of a community of 85,000 individuals at more than 100 Kidney Walks who share a determination to end kidney disease.

Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness of kidney disease and raise funds to support lifesaving programs for patients, their families, and those at risk. Join kidney donors, recipients, patients, and their families to celebrate each other and remember loved ones we’ve lost.

April 30, 2017


NEW LOCATION – JOIN US at UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle – Lot 22
Baltimore, MD 21250

Check-in Time 9 am
Walk Starts at 10 am

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the
Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk – JOIN US!

For more information contact:
Jessica Quintilian| jquintilian@kidneymd.org |
Doreen Lucadamo| dlucadamo@kidneymd.org |
410.494.8545

We Love Our Sponsors!


 

 

 

 

 

 

B’more Healthy Expo – Save the Date March 19, 2016!

Check out these pictures below from our Kidney Health Risk Assessment at the 2015 B’more Healthy Expo!

March 19, 2016, Baltimore Convention Center (KHRA)
B’More Healthy Expo
1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Renal Rounds

NKF-MD hosts two Renal Rounds annually for nephrologists and medical professionals. These events feature presentations and lively discussions of interesting renal pathology cases, discussed by a local renal pathologist.