Education

Denver Nephrology’s Advanced Practice Nurses provide, by appointment, educational sessions in our offices for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients and their families. These sessions focus on the importance of treatment of conditions and reduction of risk factors that contribute to (e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure) and/or result from (e.g. anemia, metabolic bone disease) kidney failure. They also focus on education and decision-making support for those of our patients who have an impending need for dialysis and/or kidney transplantation. Examples of these educational topics can be found at DaVita‘s website www.davita.com and the National Kidney Foundation‘s web site www.kidney.org/patients

Additional information:

PATIENT EDUCATION RESOURCES FOR CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE PATIENTS

Below is a list of organizations that provide patient education material about chronic kidney disease.  Please consult your physician or healthcare provider if you have questions about any of the information provided.

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www.aakp.org

American Association of Kidney Patients

3505 Frontage Road, Suite 315

Tampa, FL 33607

(800)749-2257

American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) Resources for chronic kidney disease patients and their caregivers. Publications include Kidney Beginnings: A Patient’s Guide to Living With Reduced Kidney Function.  Information on local support groups, chapters, and programs including “Finding Your Strengths” and “AAKP Says I Can”. AAKP sponsors an annual convention as well as other video and written materials on treatment options for kidney failure (additional information is on the web site.)  Low cost membership fee is voluntary.
www.diabetes.org

American Diabetes Association

ATTN: National Call Center

1701 North Beauregard Street

Alexandria, VA 22311

(800)DIABETES  (800-342-2382)

American Diabetes Association (ADA) Provides information on diabetes, diabetes research, and advocacy. The site offers tips on living well with diabetes. ADA is a non-profit organization.
www.kidney.org

National Kidney Foundation

30 East 33rd St., Suite 1100

New York, NY 10016

(800)622-9010 or (212)889-2210

National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Available materials include a comprehensive “A to Z Guide” about kidney disease and related conditions and a cookbook, “Living Well on Dialysis”. The site has information on Kidney Camp for children, and information about meetings. NKF is a non-profit organization.
www.kidneydirections.com

or (877)543-6394

Baxter Patients can call Baxter to register for either the “Stay in Touch” program (a series of educational mailings) or the “Kidney Patient Education Program” (educational consultation provided by a kidney patient educator). “Kidney Directions” is their on-line patient education resource. No charge for patient participation. This is a company-sponsored web site.
www.kidneyfund.org

American Kidney Fund

6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010

Rockville, MD 20852

(800)638-8299

American Kidney Fund (AKF) The site serves people with, and at risk for, kidney disease. The AKF provides comprehensive educational programs, clinical research, direct financial assistance, and community service programs. Their web site has information on meal planning, exercise, and a variety of health topics. AKF is a voluntary health organization.



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