Two great class options to educate your patients.
Available in-person and online.
Comprehensive education focused on taking control of kidney health.
How kidneys work and common causes of CKD
Nutrition and lifestyle tips
Treatment options overview and how to work with your doctor on choosing the right option
Deep-dive into peritoneal dialysis (PD) or home hemodialysis (HHD).
How PD or HHD works and what to expect
Different options that may fit into patients' lives
Potential treatment benefits and considerations
World-class education with award-winning design.
Check out the examples of Kidney Smart® class content below.
CKD education that improves patient outcomes1
More likely to start on a home modality3
Fewer dialysis starts with a CVC2
Fewer missed dialysis treatments4
Kidney Smart® Makes a Difference - Here's the Proof
Educating kidney patients on their CKD diagnosis makes sense. Recent research analyzing Kidney Smart® has backed up this hypothesis. Read the results published by the Kidney Medicine Journal.
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1. Compared with DaVita patients who have not received Kidney Smart® education. | 2. Kidney Smart® Clinical Outcomes, May 2016–2018. | 3. Compared to a similar population of DaVita patients controlled for age, race, gender and date of dialysis start. Home modality used on day 1 Kidney Smart® Clinical Outcomes, May 2016–2018. While Kidney Smart® is not a growth program, Kidney Smart®-educated DaVita patients have been shown to choose PD at a higher rate than non-Kidney Smart®educated DaVita patients. | 4. Kidney Smart® Clinical Outcomes, May 2016–2018. Missed treatment rate calculated over DaVita patients’ first 90 days on dialysis.