Renal Healthcare

Take this kidney disease, renal healthcare, and dialysis quiz to test your knowledge!

published on June 24, 20143 responses 1 5.0★ / 5

You have two kidneys, one on each side of your abdomen. What is the second kidney for?

You have two kidneys, one on each side of your abdomen. What is the second kidney for?
To signal your first kidney to rid your body of excess fluid and
Essentially, it is a "spare tire."
So your body can produce more erythropoietin (EPO).
So you can still function if one of your kidneys is lost in a kickboxing match

What do dialysis treatments do to help you stay healthy?

Dialysis treatments perform the work of your failed kidneys to rid your body of excess fluids and waste products.
They give you time to catch up on your play station games.
More time to do your homework.
An opportunity to meet new friends.

Why do you need dialysis treatments to remove excess fluid from your body?

So you won't bloat up like a balloon.
So it won't feel like you are constantly swimming in the ocean.
It is important for maintaining your correct dry weight between treatments.
A way for Mom to keep you from drinking too many Cokes.

Why should you limit your intake of sodium and salt?

If I don't, I will not want to get up in the morning.
Horses may follow me around all day if I don't.
If I don't, I will drink more fluid instead of less.
The inside of my mouth may feel like a salt mine.

What is EPO?

A natural hormone produced by the kidneys to help manufacture red blood cells.
A breakfast cereal.
The tent of a wandering Tibetan monk.
An Episcopalian church service.

What do experts agree is the best vascular access for hemodialysis treatments?

Fistula (a surgically connected vein and artery allowing access to your bloodstream).
An entrance to a cave.

What are the three general treatments for kidney failure?

Hemodiafiltration, colonoscopy, and a brain scan.
Reverse osmosis, a blood test, and straight A's in school
Less stress in your life, attending the Renal Support Network's Renal Teen Prom every year, and taking your phosphate binders.
Hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or a kidney transplant.

What is a nephrologist?

An astronaut.
A kidney doctor.
A transplant surgeon.
Your Aunt Susan's hair stylist.

Who should be the main decision-maker on your renal healthcare team?

Your nephrologist.
Your nurse.
Your renal dietitian.

What are the two leading causes of kidney failure?

Diabetes and high blood pressure.
Kidney stones and a kick in the abdomen by your uncle's horse.
Lupus and polycystic kidney disease.
Measles and chicken pox.

If you are on a renal diet, you most need to limit your intake of what three things?

Apples, oranges, grapes.
Carrot cake, ice cream, Coke.
Sodium, phosphorus, potassium.
Seafood, surf-and-turf Red Lobster entrees, macaroni and cheese.

How many dialysis treatments can you miss and still maintain optimal quality of life?


According to the experts, what is the optimal dialysis prescription (Kt/V)?


What do the letters URR stand for?

Urgent radiation reserves.
Urea reduction ratio.
Universal rural route.
U R rad.

If you are on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) at home, how many exchanges will you need to perform each day?

I don't know.

If you are on home nocturnal hemodialysis, how many treatments for how long each treatment will you need per week?

One for 12 hours.
5-7 for 8-12 hours.
Three for four hours.
Seven for seven hours.

What do most long-term dialysis patients want most?

A visit from Aunt Hermione.
A triple-tiered Black Forest Chocolate Cake.
A three-inch thick Omaha steak with mushroom sauce.
A new kidney.

Where do kidneys used for transplants come from?

India and Pakistan
Your doctor's refrigerator.
Human cadavers and living or living related donors.

How long will you need to take an immuosuppressive medication once you have had a successful kidney transplant?

Three months.
10 days.
The rest of your life or the life of your kidney.
Until your doctor says it's time to quit.

What is the best thing about your becoming a Kidney Kid?

It provides an opportunity for you to miss school.
It qualifies you to attend the Renal Teen Prom every year.
It helps you take control of your own life, learn all you can about kidney disease, become a renal healthcare professional if you choose, make
new friends, and support other kids and adults with kidney disease.
What best thing?

How long has dialysis been available?

A few years
since the 1940's
since the 1970's
It seems like forever!

True or false:
Dialysis patients can travel.


True or false:
Dialysis will cure kidney failure.