Patient education

Patients are invited to information sessions to learn more about the renal treatment options and detailed transplant information.

Renal treatment education days

Location

  • Monash Medical Centre Clayton (usually in lecture theatre 2). These are conducted every two months.
  • Location – Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon. These are conducted every three months.

Patients are invited to information sessions to learn more about the renal treatment options available when chronic kidney disease occurs. All aspects of the five options are provided, being home haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, centre based haemodialysis (also known as satellite haemodialysis), renal supportive care and organ transplantation.

Presenters include nephrologists, nursing staff from each area, a renal social worker and a renal dietitian. Existing patients also come along to tell their stories and experiences with renal replacement treatment.

An information package is also presented to each patient.

Patients are welcome to invite family members and/or carers with them to the renal treatment education days.

For Clayton, two half days are presented. Day one runs from 9:30am to 12:30 pm, and includes morning tea. Medical, Nursing and Allied Health staff will be in attendance during lunch to answer any questions patients or carers may have about the renal treatment options. Day two runs a few weeks after day one, to allow patients time to consider the options, also from 9:30am to 12:30pm, including morning tea with lunch afterwards. Medical, Nursing and Allied Health staff  will be in attendance during lunch to answer any questions patients or carers may have about the renal treatment options.

For Traralgon, one day is presented, from 10:00 am to 1:30pm, including morning tea and lunch afterwards. Medical, Nursing and Allied Health staff will be in attendance during lunch to answer any questions patients or carers may have about the renal treatment options.

Transplant education days

Location

Monash Medical Centre Clayton (usually in Lecture Theatre 2). These are conducted every three months.

Detailed transplant information is presented at the education day, including presentations from the transplant nurses, the Head of transplantation, a social worker and a dietitian. Specific information is also provided for potential organ donors, and an information package is presented to each patient.

The day runs from 9:30am to 1:30 hours, including morning tea and lunch afterwards. Medical, Nursing and Allied Health staff will be in attendance during lunch to answer any questions patients or carers may have about transplantation.

Patients are welcome to invite family members and/or carers with them to the transplant education day.

Contact information

Enquiries – Renal treatment education days

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