KIDNEY STORIES Toolkit educates on kidney disease using culturally sensitive drawings with minimal wording. It is designed to be used with your health care team so they can answer questions you may have. Key messages are presented with simple graphics and diagrams.
Kidney Health Australia is proud to host this important resource as part of our education program for Indigenous Australians. It could also be used for those with English as a second language.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that some resources below may contain drawings, images or voices of people who have died.
KIDNEY STORIES Toolkit offers flipcharts, CD version and DVDs which tells these individual stories:
No 1: The work of your kidneys
No 2: When your kidneys get sick
No 3: Living with Kidney Disease
No 4: Treatment options and pathways
No 5: Haemodialysis
No 6: Peritoneal dialysis
No 7: Fistula and Catheter
No 8: Diet and kidney disease
No 9a: Palliative care for people with sick kidneys
No 9b: Palliative care for people with sick kidneys
No 10: Transplant 1 to 4: *Introduction *Tests required *Surgery *Life after transplant
A range of posters support this education resource. DVDs are available for health professionals who wish to use them as a support resource.
After watching this video, if you have questions, you should talk to your healthcare mob for answers. You may also call our Kidney Health Information Service on freecall 1800 454 363.
Credit: ’Kidney Stories’ Toolkit produced by NT Renal Services. For background call Susan Poppe on 08 8999 2406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
KIDNEY STORIES Toolkit is available from Darwin University Print Shop - Scott Chamberlain on 08 8946 6300, email email@example.com or visit cdu.edu.au
Guide to undertaking a strength exercise program during your dialysis treatment. It includes an overview of resistance band based exercise programs for patients during dialysis.
Find more information on this program contact Exercise Sports Science Australia - essa.org.au or call 07 3862 4122. You may also contact Kidney Health Australia - kidney.org.au or use our freecall Kidney Health Information Service on 1800 454 363. Prepared by Kidney Health Australia and Deakin University Australia.
HHD requires vascular access; a fistula, graft or line. Your blood is pumped around the dialyser on the dialysis machine and clean blood returns to your body.
When kidneys fail and the decision is made to start dialysis there are many questions to be answered;
- Where and how should I do my dialysis?
- How will my lifestyle affected?
- Will I be able to cope in a life with dialysis?
- How can I stay healthy and travel on dialysis?
If the most suitable option of dialysis is chosen the impact of dialysis will be less. If the dialysis programme is started supported by health professionals in a timely manner the outcomes will be better.
If you are already on dialysis you can transfer to home dialysis and it is important to find out which home dialysis will suit you best, Peritoneal or Home Haemodialysis.
More information available at our Home Dialysis Information website homedialysis.org.au
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*Video from the DVD 'D.I.Y. Dialysis - An Introduction to Home Dialysis' provided by the Princess Alexandra Hospital Home Haemodialysis Training Unit and the Queensland Government.