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Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Saluda
301 West Butler Avenue, Saluda, SC 29138
 
The Event
Survive and Thrive with Kidney Disease - come laugh, cook, eat, and learn.
 
Location & Address
Saluda High School Gym, 160 Ivory Keys Road, Saluda, SC 29138
 
Description
All of the clinic’s employees participated in the planning and were involved throughout the process of presenting our event to the public. Staff chose topics and created bulletin boards and provided education along with about 20 vendors. We provided each participant with a DCI Logo bag. Patients of the local clinic and staff members and volunteer were given a DCI T-Shirt, and a brochure with schedule of events listed for them. Education was provided at each of the vendors tables ranging from various types of preventive education in general health and fitness, diabetes to End-stage Renal Disease which included information on how to maintain a quality of life with chronic illness. We had various exercise demonstrations such as, chair yoga provided by The Yogatoriuim and karate demonstration provided by Saluda Martial Arts (which one of our patient currently participants in.). Since phosphorus is a challenge for this rural community, a cooking demonstration was provided by one of our patients “Billy Higbee”. A vendor provided a renal friendly meal for the community to try; these various dishes were a great example of how food can still taste good even when on a renal diet. We had various speakers throughout the day, including Hospice Care of Tri County who spoke on Hospice & Advance Directives Education; Five Wishes program; W. Stutzman of Self Regional Healthcare Diabetes Center who spoke on Diabetes Management and Care; Saluda Mental Health Clinic discussed stress management; and Shennon Wofford, CKD Coordinator, discussed Stages of Kidney Disease. We advertised on 3 local radio stations and in the local papers. We created posters to advertise our event along with brochures that were given the day of the event. The event was held at the local high school. We provided an area when children could learn about making health choices in personal care, and food choices. We had games, coloring, vendor-donated toothbrushes, and we provided small hand sanitizers to all children of appropriate age. Door prizes provided by vendors and DCI were given throughout the day. We received feedback from vendors and patients who attended that the day was very enjoyable and they learned a lot.
 
Date & Time
May 21, 2011, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
For More Information
Kim Kerns or Susan Mills Tucker at 864-445-1700
 
 
 

Full details and program guidelines are posted on www.dciinc.org and the DCI intranet. Acts of Service must be coordinated by DCI employees. All DCI employees are welcome to participate. * Award money received from winning the online competition for "Best Act of Service" is to be used for DCI clinic educational purposes. For example: Paying for staff education courses, funding Pre-ESRD courses, or to purchase educational items to be used in the clinic.


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