Dialysis Education Blog

Women’s History Month / National Kidney Month

March 3, 2022
Certification Review, Continuing Education, Online Classes, Professional Development
National Institutes of Health - Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion https://www.edi.nih.gov/people/sep/women/campaigns/womens-history-month-2022

It is a busy month we have ahead of us. We are excited to celebrate the following observations in the month of March:

  1. Women’s History Month “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” 
  2. Kidney Awareness Month Building, “Paths to better kidney care
  3. World Kidney Day-March 10, 2022, “Kidney Health for All

You will also find us traveling this month to the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists annual conference in Las Vegas March 22-25, 2022 “Cultivate and nurture your dialysis career; ready, set, grow”   

Kidney disease is more common in women (14%) than men (12%). Women may be more likely to have CKD because of getting urinary tract infections more often, which can lead to kidney damage. Women also have increased risk for kidney damage due to problems with pregnancy, such as high blood pressure or eclampsia.

To protect their kidneys, women should:

  • Get good prenatal care and start as early as possible.
  • Treat urinary tract infections right away.
  • If you have CKD, know which types of birth control may harm your kidneys, and which types of drugs are safe to use when you are pregnant.

– National Kidney Foundation


This Women’s History Month, we are honored to recognize some notable females in the history of nephrology: 

  • Dr. Frances Harley, first woman to become a pediatric nephrologist in Canada in the 1970s
  • Barbara Cole, first woman to become President of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology in 1990
  • Antonia Novello, first woman to become a U.S. Surgeon General in 1990
  • Sharon Anderson, first woman to become President of the American Society of Nephrology in 2009


We are excited to announce that the Dialysis Education Shop is live! You can purchase the monthly Certification Review, individual Continuing Education courses, or the annual Continuing Education subscription. Stay tuned for updates to offerings in our shop!


Our next CE Event will be on March 27, 2022! Our Subject Matter Expert, Nicole Anderson, DNP, AGPNC-BC, will be speaking on Alternate Diets for ESRD Patients, including the use of Herbs, Supplements, and Vitamins. In line with Women’s History Month, Nicole will also be presenting on Women’s Specific Health Issues in ESRD. Attend this event to learn more about the best ways to support patients in their dietary choices, cultural and societal roles in the use of herbs, and quality-of-life concerns specific to women in ESRD. 

You can purchase this event on its own, or you can purchase an annual subscription. An annual subscription will give you access to 1 year’s worth of Continuing Education Events. Along with all of the presentations, you will have access to the activities in the Virtual Classroom, where you can receive an additional 2 CE hours per event! 


The next cycle of the Hemodialysis Training Program begins on March 7, 2022. This cycle’s ONLINE virtual meetings will happen on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings, from 8 am to 9:30 am. We still have openings, so tell all of your friends, family, and associates! Our state and nationally approved program provides unmatched experience to those new to the field. In addition, many companies offer special information days to our students and provide significant hiring bonuses to our graduates. Get started in your career in dialysis today!

Our next cycle will begin on April 4, 2022. The meetings will be on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. Enroll now! 

Contact us for more information on our Hemodialysis Training Program. 


Our next review is on March 20, 2022, from 8 am to 12 pm! 

Our last review was on February 27, 2022. The value of this review is unmatched:

“They really set you up for success over here. They provide quizzes, study review, and Michael and others who will assist you with questions you have further explain anything else. The quizzes showed me areas where I needed to improve and gave me confidence. Study sheet was perfect because it further explained and had Michael to provide his knowledge. When it came to the actual certification, I did not feel lost I was able to attack and conquer with ease. They did all that they can, and it obviously paid off. It’s really a no brainer to do the review with them. Like I said [in] the beginning they really set you up for success and am glad that I did it with them and passed. 10/10”

We offer a comfort-of-home experience with our online review coursework and virtual meetings. If you or anyone you know needs help preparing for their certification exams, register for our March review today! 

On March 13th, don’t forget to adjust your clocks 1 hour forward for Daylight Savings Time!