Nov 29, 2013 3:34 PM by Press Release
Acadiana residents with chronic kidney disease will now have access to helpful education through Kidney Smart, a national program offered, free of charge, at Lafayette General Medical Center.
The program offers classes on causes, prevention and treatments of kidney disease. Additionally, patients will learn from expert educators how kidneys function and ways to manage their medication, diet and health.
Free classes are scheduled on the first Thursday of every month from 3-4:30 p.m. starting December 5 in the LGMC Radiation Oncology Department conference room. Participants should use the entrance of CyberKnife Center located at 155 Hospital Dr. directly behind the hospital.
The Kidney Smart CKD Education Program was developed, written, edited and produced by a multi-disciplinary team representing Medical Directors, Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Licensed Social Workers and many others who are passionate about CKD education. In many cases, the content development teams were personally touched by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), End Stage Renal Disease and a kidney donation and/or transplant.