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Cheshire and Merseyside Kidney Patient Information Network Q&A (CaMKIN) – COVID-19 Q&A’s

Brilliant shielding CaMKIN Q&A zoom session with the wonderful Dr Hammed Anijeet, Kidney specialists at Royal Liverpool University Hospital; here are some of the conversations Virus is spread primarily from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are expelled when a person with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, or speaks. Virus does not travel far which is why the current social distancing guideline…

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National Kidney Federation (UK) Social Distance lanyards

The National Kidney Federation (NKF) are selling highly visible lanyards so other members of the public are aware that the person wearing this is highly vulnerable and to be considerate with social distancing.  If you would like to pre-order a lanyard for £1 please visit NFK have also been collecting COVID-19 patient’s stories around experiences on shielding and isolation during the pandemic. They have shared…

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Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust: Acute Kidney Injury and Fluids (a training video and quiz)

Dr Steve Lobaz,  Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine and Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) & Fluid Lead at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has created an online training video on Vimeo for Barnsley Hospital on AKI and Fluids.  The link is attached below.  The Vimeo link is: It has a quiz at the end that requires the user to write the link into their browser as…

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Managing Anxiety during the Covid-19 Pandemic:

Anxiety within the general population at present is running high, and understandably our renal dialysis community who are vulnerable and shielding may be experiencing distress as they continue to attend their renal dialysis centre or satellite unit for life saving dialysis treatments.  You may be experiencing distress around your own safety and that of others; reduced staffing levels or additional unfamiliar staff present in units or…

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Covid 19 Pandemic effects on Renal Dialysis Patients in 2020

In early March 2020 the UK was catapulted into a completely different way of living and working, no more so noticeable than in the NHS, and specifically the renal dialysis units.  Alongside the “normal” routine of three times a week dialysis was now the pressure of how to protect ourselves – patients and staff alike, from a deadly virus in an environment where physical distancing rules…

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