Pine Tree Purpose Project – Your Maine connection to keeping your kidneys healthy!
It is our mission at the DCI Maine clinics to support the learning needs of healthcare providers who care for the end stage renal disease population outside of nephrology and dialysis. We will do this through lunch and learn in-services at our local hospitals and nursing facilities. Through this we hope to work together with these healthcare facilities with better patient care as our common goal. As a secondary project we will seek health fairs, healthcare facility lobby days and community events to host an educational booth offering chronic kidney disease education, free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings.
The purpose of this project is to promote the best care of the ESRD population in other healthcare settings. We will create a connection of care for these individuals’ through education of our fellow healthcare professionals. This will extend our vision for better care across disciplines, helping our patients live the best life possible.
Our goal is also to increase awareness of CKD in our communities through education.
This year’s purpose project in Maine focused on supporting the learning needs of healthcare providers who care for the End Stage Renal Disease population outside of nephrology and dialysis. We offered education in-services at our local long term care facilities where some of our patients live. We provided education through lunch and learn to their employees. This extends our vision for better care across disciplines, helping our patients live the best life possible.
We also spoke at our local hospital’s Diabetes Support Group. These individuals are most at risk for developing kidney disease. We had a large group who were very engaged in the meeting and the information we were providing. The feedback was so positive, that we are also scheduled to be the guest speakers at their cardiac rehab meeting later this fall. We had a great time and we’re looking forward to the next meeting.
Chronic kidney disease and kidney health education was provided to a University of Maine Cooperative Extension group. We were also guest speakers at our local Rotary Club meeting. CKD information flyers and DCI pens were provided each time we gave a presentation.
We achieved our goal of increasing awareness of CKD in our communities through education and promoting the best care of the ESRD population in other healthcare settings.