Individualization is key to effective patient education.
A key component in our programs is providing individual attention during the educational session. Whether our patients attend a basic group class or a “My Kidneys. My Options. My Life.©” workshop, the educational session provides both general then specific information. The one-on-one component allows the educator to connect with each patients’ unique goals, desires and needs.
Group and individual classes designed to make the most of your kidney care.
With kidney disease, knowledge and understanding are directly related to a patients’ outcomes. DNA’s doctors and other kidney care professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have, over the years, created the following carefully designed, comprehensive program exclusively to give you or your loved one the most effective care and the best possible patient experience.
CKD and Me. Living with Chronic Kidney Disease.
Free for people with any stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD), this class teaches the basics of kidneys and kidney disease. In these classes, you will learn all about how the kidneys work and what happens when the kidneys are damaged. You’ll also get a brief overview of transplantation, dialysis and conservative treatment. Classes include take-home educational materials. Although these classes are free, you must reserve your spot.
See your DNA healthcare provider about availability. Classes are also available in Spanish at select clinics.
“My Kidneys. My Options. My Life.©”
Learning to Live Well With Chronic Kidney Disease.
These six specific workshops are designed for DNA patients with stage 4 CKD to address a variety of topics. The workshop includes a short video, a discussion with a physician educator and take home educational materials. Talk with your DNA physician about which of these sessions are right for you given your needs.
- Workshop 1: Learning About My Kidneys and Kidney Disease
- Workshop 2: Learning What I Can Do About Kidney Disease
- Workshop 3: Learning About My Options – Transplantation
- Workshop 4: Learning About My Options – Dialysis
- Workshop 5: Learning About My Options – Informed Decisions and Conservative Treatment
- Workshop 6: Living My Life – Learning to Live Well with CKD
The more you know about CKD, the more empowered you’ll be to make smart choices and take steps to manage your health. To help you achieve better health, we created some handy tools to educate you about CKD and your health. These tools also make it easier to plan during every stage of CKD. Our Empowerment Forms are downloadable and printable and are available in both English and Spanish.
For more information about our robust, effective and individualized patient education, call Dallas Nephrology Associates at 888.679.3169 or contact us via our convenient online form.