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Recommended Resources for Nurses

These resources from across our website are relevant to nurses caring for people with chronic kidney disease in Ontario.

Symptom Management Tools
Download the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System Revised – Renal Questionnaire in 15 languages.

Palliative Care Tools
Resources for healthcare providers and patients to help guide discussions on topics such as person-centred decision-making, goals of care and advance care planning.

Vascular Access Education Program

Comprehensive online training for nurses and others who cannulate to deliver safe care for vascular access. All cannulators are required to complete this training every 2 years. Available to all dialysis nurses in Ontario through their Regional Renal Programs.

Cancer Care Ontario E-Learning
A set of 13 free online courses to increase awareness of First Nations, Inuit and Metis history, culture and the health landscape and improve person-centred care.

Fact Sheets and Handouts

Peritoneal Dialysis Fact Sheets

Vascular Access Fact Sheets

Home Hemodialysis Fact Sheets

Medication (for Glomerulonephritis) Fact Sheets

Vein Preservation poster and fact sheets

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding handout

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Tools, including fact sheets in English, Oji-Cree and Inuktitut


Patient and Family Experience Video Series
People with chronic kidney disease and their families share their experiences and offer hope and suggestions for living well with the disease.

Web Pages

Living with Chronic Kidney Disease
General info for patients about chronic kidney disease, dialysis, transplantation, palliative care and the home hemodialysis utility grant.