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Public invited to free educational sessions on chronic kidney disease

Free classes on kidney disease start the second Tuesday of each month beginning Feb. 11

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Nephrology is holding free monthly  educational classes on kidney disease on the second Tuesday of each month beginning Feb. 11 through Nov. 11, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Classes will be held in the Durham Outpatient Center 2nd floor, Room 2628.

Each month will feature a different topic on kidney disease taught by physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and a dietician. Attendees can attend one or more classes.

Session topics are:

Feb. 11 -- Chronic Kidney Disease: What to Know & What to Do

March 11 -- Kidney Function Tests: What Do These Mean?

April 8 -- Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Your Kidneys

May 13 -- Renal Diet

June 10 -- Kidney Disease: What to Know & What to Do

July 8 -- Hemodialysis

Aug. 12 -- Home Therapies: Peritoneal Dialysis & Home Hemodialysis

Sept. 9 -- Kidney Transplant

Oct. 14 -- Advanced Directives, Palliative Care & Hospice

Nov. 11 – A Patient Panel, featuring talks by a kidney donor, dialysis patient, and a kidney transplant recipient

Parking is available in the patient/visitor structure that connects to the Durham Outpatient Center.

For more information contact Peggy DeLaet, at 402-559-8732 or pdelaet@unmc.edu.

 

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Contact

Vicky Cerino
UNMC Public Relations
(402) 559-5190
vcerino@unmc.edu