Patient Classes

Diabetes Education

Your physician may refer you to the Diabetes Education program, provided by United Regional.

The Program Includes:

About The Outpatient Diabetes Program

A series of comprehensive educational classes teach the patient and family self-management skills to reduce the risk of complications. Classes are offered regularly and family participation is encouraged.

For additional information on the services of the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at United Regional, contact (940) 764-8190.

Joint Camp

The URPG orthopedic surgeons recommend that all patients attend Joint Camp prior to having a joint replacement.  The educational session will teach you what to expect the day of your surgery, during your hospital stay, including inpatient rehabilitation, and after you return home with home health or outpatient rehabilitation, or to your next level of care such as a rehabilitation hospital or long term care facility.  We encourage you to bring your spouse or a friend who will be present with you during and after your surgery with you to the classes.  They will learn important information about services offered at United Regional.

*Diabetes Education and Joint Camp are provided by United Regional and are located in the Patient Education Building at 1800 Tenth Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301.  Reserved patient parking is located behind the building. 

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

After heart surgery your cardiovascular surgeon may refer you to the Cardiac Rehabilitation program.

Cardiac Rehabilitation offers patients a chance to be the best that they can be. By providing them the opportunity to develop and maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle through a medically supervised, individualized program of physical conditioning, education and risk factor modification.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is composed of 36 sessions (three days a week — Monday, Wednesday and Friday — for 12 weeks). Various class times are offered allowing flexibility to fit the program to the patient’s schedule. Each session lasts approximately one hour and consists of warm-up, 30 minutes of aerobic activity and a cool-down. Each session is closely supervised by clinically experienced staff and directed by a cardiologist. The patient receives continuous telemetry monitoring of their electrocardiogram and heart rate with frequent blood pressure checks. In the case of an emergency, the staff is trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support by the American Heart Association and emergency equipment is on hand at all times.

Scope
Patients will undergo an initial evaluation including physical examination, exercise stress test and resting EKG. From this information, an exercise prescription will be individually formulated for each patient.

Education
Cardiac education is provided to each patient and their family in order to facilitate learning and discussion about heart disease and the rehabilitation process. Nutrition classes are also provided by a registered dietitian on a weekly basis.

Eligibility
The following individuals may be eligible for cardiac rehabilitation:

*Cardiac Rehabilitation is provided by United Regional and is located on the second floor in the Heart Clinic, 1631 Eleventh Street, Wichita Falls, at the corner of Alma and Eleventh Streets.  Patient parking is available in a lot adjacent to the entrance and behind the building.