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Guides for Patients
Please use the following books as a guide and reference tool but, any worries or issues you have should be discussed with your medical team.
The text includes contributions from many members of the Beaumont Hospital Renal Unit team and has been supported by the Beaumont Transplant Foundation together with the Irish Kidney Association.
Take a look at all the guides we have below.
Choosing Your Dialysis Modality
There are several ways that you can recieve dialysis treatment. What modality of dialysis should you choose? Clinical advice from the European Renal Best Practice (ERBP) Advisory Board.
ORGAN DONOR CARD PROMOTION
The national renal transplantation program based in Beaumont hospital has produced two videos to explain to possible donors what a live kidney transplant is and how it affects the donor and Kidney Transplantation – A Guide for Patients.
The IKA know that what we eat has a very important role to play in our medical management and that following the correct diet can be challenging. For this reason, please click on the link to find food, diet and nutrition information developed by state registered Irish Renal Dietitians.
Please use this as a guide and reference tool, if you have any questions or queries please ask your doctor to refer you to the dietitian.
If you have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and your doctor has recommended you follow a reduced salt diet, this short video developed by specialist Renal Dieticians at Cork University Hospital will help you to understand more about how salt affects your kidneys and how to successfully reduce your salt intake.
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Irish Dialysis Centres
Click below to find a map of Haemodialysis Units used by patients in the Republic of Ireland and their contact details to help your find a Dialysis centre closest to you.