Using Learning Science to Optimize Chronic Kidney Disease Education for Patients and Providers

Using Learning Science to Optimize Chronic Kidney Disease Education for Patients and Providers

Identification: nnj_jf22_A3
Issue: January-February 2022
Volume: Vol. 49, No. 1
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 02/29/2024
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Many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and their providers are dissatisfied with patients’ depth of useful knowledge about CKD and its treatment options. This increases stress and decreases satisfaction, while increasing health care costs. In this article, we will apply learning science – the marriage of psychology and the euroscience of learning – to examine problems seen in current CKD education.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 2/29/2024.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty, reviewers, authors):

Editorial Board Disclosures:
Paula Dutka, MSN, RN, CNN, discloses that she is a consultant for Rockwell Medical.

All other members of the Editorial Board had no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development education activity.

Author(s) Disclosures:
The author(s) reported no actual or potential conflict of interest.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support declared.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAONL, FAAN, Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor-in-Chief, and Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CPP, ANNA Education Director.

Accreditation Statement:
The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 17499.

This NCPD article meets the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission’s (NNCC’s) continuing nursing education requirements for certification and recertification.

ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will have an appreciation of how spaced microlearning and periodic testing can be used to optimize education about kidney disease.


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Using Learning Science to Optimize Chronic Kidney Disease Education for Patients and Providers

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Elaine Hathaway
4/2/22 7:45 pm

I think that this article by far is the best one that I have ever read on the education of what works in teaching others. I like that the efficacious is placed on the psychology and neuroscience by the use of micro learning training and testing to help the. Patient in order to learn the kidney information of the structure and how it works to that of why the kidney has failed as a result of this learning going into their long term memory help in understanding the difficult information of CKD.