Educational Opportunities

Kidney Care
UVA-Augusta Dialysis (Augusta Medical Center)
Fishersville
(4th Tuesday of the Month)

Two educational presentations to learn more about kidney disease

Kidney Care I- Intended for anyone diagnosed with kidney disease or anyone interested in learning more about the topic

  • Basic Kidney Function
  • Who is affected
  • Common Symptoms
  • Preventive Care
  • Exercise and Diet
  • Support Services

Kidney Care II- Intended for patients that have been referred by their kidney specialist

  • Causes of Kidney Failure
  • Treatment Options
  • Types of Dialysis
  • Financial Assistance
  • Coping / Stress Management
  • Renal Diet

To register for a class, call 540-332-5923 (All classes are free)


Kidney Talk
UVA-Kidney Center
Charlottesville
(2nd Monday of the Month)

A three-hour educational presentation for patients who may need dialysis

  • Explore strategies on how to continue to live a good life and slow the progression of kidney disease
  • Learn how the kidney works and what happens when your kidneys start to fail
  • Learn about the kinds of "artificial kidneys" -hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and about kidney transplantation
  • Discover how eating habits can help you manage your kidney disease, what foods to avoid/limit and "yes" foods
  • Learn about Exercise options and how to deal with chronic diseases. Learn what resources are available to you.

To register for a class, call 434-924-1984 (All classes are free)


Taking Care of Kidneys
UVA-Kidney Center
Charlottesville
(2nd Tuesday of the Month)

A two-hour educational presentation to learn more about kidney disease

  • How the kidney works
  • Causes of kidney disease
  • Medications used to treat kidney disease
  • Nutrition Management
  • How to be healthy

To register for a class, call 434-924-1984 (All classes are free)


Treatment Options for Kidney Disease
UVA-Lynchburg Dialysis
Lynchburg
(Held Every Other Month)

Aneducational presentation to learn more about kidney disease

  • Review treatment o ptions for patients who will need dialysis
  • Question and answer session with interdisciplinary team and patients who have been on dialysis or are transplanted.
  • Tour of facility with review of incenter hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis.

To register for a class, call 434-455-7100 (All classes are free)