What is the KidneyGuide?

What happens when your kidneys stop working? Your doctor will then discuss with you when dialysis or transplantation is needed, and which treatments are suitable for you. Ultimately, you decide for yourself which treatment you choose. The KidneyGuide helps you with this.

The KidneyGuide contains over 1.000 video’s of people who have already made their choice for a renal replacement treatment. They talk about their experiences with hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, transplantation and conservative care. They talk about the influence of their treatment on (19 aspects of) their daily life.

After visiting the KidneyGuide you will have a more complete picture of what a specific treatment would mean for you, and you can discuss your questions and ideas with your nephrologist and other healthcare professionals.

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Tutorial

At the top right of every page you will see a light blue button that says 'tutorial KidneyGuide'. If you click on this button, you will be explained how to use the page you're on.

Registration

The KidneyGuide is freely accessible. You don't have to register as a user.

However, registration can be useful. You can then save your favorite video's and make notes on them, and you can continue (on a subsequent visit) where you left off last time.

  1. Kidney Indicator

    This is the homepage of the Kidney Indicator. This page explains what the Kidney Guide is and what you can use it for.

    If you want further explanation about this page, click on 'Start'. If not, click on the black cross in the top right-hand corner of this box.

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  2. Register

    The KidneyGuide is freely accessible. You don't have to register as a user.

    However, registration can be useful. You can then save your favorite video's and make notes on them, and you can continue (on a subsequent visit) where you left off last time.

  3. Consult card

    Click on ‘Consult card’ to find a page where the most important (medical) advantages and disadvantages of all treatments are listed.

  4. Treatments

    Click on ‘Treatments’ to find a page where all treatments are explained. The explanation is done through animations.

  5. Keywords

    Click on 'Keywords' to find all keywords referring to videos from The KidneyGuide. When you click on a keyword, you get an overview of all the videos that contain this keyword.

  6. Start KidneyGuide

    Click on 'Start The KidneyGuide' to start the program. You will first come to a page where you choose the 'topics' and 'treatments' you want to see videos about. Once you have done this, you are ready to start.

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