RenalPro Discussion Forum
The RenalPro e-mail discussion group has provided a forum where members can share knowledge and experience for 24 years. For the first 20 years, any member could post messages to the whole group through a service hosted by the University of Alberta in Canada. Then concerns about cyber security meant that that all messages sent to RenalPro had to be approved by the moderator before being reposted to the group. This is good in that the messages can be collated and the discussion, or ‘thread’, is more structured, but it relies on the moderator having time to devote to the group.
The exciting thing about RenalPro is that you often find that people are doing things differently in other units. In my unit, we have made several changes over the years once we reviewed our practice and decided that one of the alternatives was safer, quicker or less costly. Going from bleeding out to connecting patients straight up was a good example.
If you are already a member, you’ll know that the latest thread is about dialysis-related cramps – how often do they occur and what interventions do you make? If not, you can sign up at http://www.mailman.srv.ualberta.ca/mailman/listinfo/renalpro. And don’t worry if you don’t feel comfortable writing in English, I can help and you can still take part in the on-line surveys.
Dr Elizabeth Lindley
Specialist Clinical Scientist Department of Renal Medicine Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
EDTNA/ERCA offers you the opportunity to join and participate in the RenalPro Discussion Forum
Would you like to receive feedback and assistance with your work? Not only does this forum allow you to ask other professionals questions, but it also gives you the chance to give your opinion regarding other peers' comments and doubts.
RenalPro is a moderated forum that is unique as it allows you to directly communicate from your own PC with your colleagues; asking questions, sharing experiences and techniques, or providing comments.
- Interact with an ever-growing worldwide group of professionals from all disciplines related to renal care consisting nowadays of over 750 subscribers
- Share and help resolve practice-based problems
- Learn from the experience of others
Enter in your browser “renalpro” and you will be guided to the RenalPro information page: www.mailman.srv.ualberta.ca/mailman/listinfo/renalpro
On this page you can subscribe online to this forum and benefit for FREE of this unique service we are offering you! Also, spread the word about this opportunity to your colleagues!
If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact with the RenalPro Moderator, Elizabeth Lindley.