Teaching Resources

Of Interest

These additional teaching resources were developed by NERDC members and are not yet published, or were developed and published by authors not part of NERDC.

Topic: Demystifying Glomerular Disease: A Worksheet Teaching Tool

Even practicing nephrologists struggle with learning glomerular diseases. The apprehension may begin with an inadequate understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease process and the resulting histologic appearance of the glomerulus. Hence, trainees feel the need to memorize a constellation of symptoms that are associated with a particular disease pattern. This curriculum enhances active learning and is broadly applicable to students, residents, and fellows.

  • Worksheets on glomerular diseases: DOCX | PDF
  • Completed Worksheet: PDF
  • Facilitator’s Guide: DOCX

Awan A, Ali S. Rajendran P, Raghavan R.
Nephrology Fellowship Training Program, Baylor College of Medicine.
Presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2018; San Diego, CA

Topic: Simulation-Based Master Learning for Temporary Hemodialysis Catheter Insertion

This simulation curriculum (with skills examination checklist, freely available within the text of Clark, et al) permits training, testing, and documentation of procedural competency for Temporary Hemodialysis Catheter insertion.

Barsuk JH, Ahya SN, Cohen ER, McGaghie WD, Wayne DB.
Mastery learning of temporary hemodialysis catheter insertion by nephrology fellows using simulation technology and deliberate practice.
Am J Kidney Dis 2009 Jul;54(1):70-6.

Clark EG, Paparello JJ, Wayne DB, Edwards C, Hoar S, McQuillan R, Schachter ME, Barsuk JH.
Use of a national continuing medical education meeting to provide simulation-based training in temporary hemodialysis catheter insertion skills: A pre-test post-test study.
Can J Kidney Health Dis 2014 Oct 14;1:25–32.