Home Therapies: Current State and Future Potential

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This course will provide an overview on the current state of home therapies. It will describe why home dialysis therapies are underutilized and list reasons to justify the use of home therapies as a first-line option. It will also explain important patient and caregiver factors to consider when choosing between peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis. 

Understanding Hyperphosphatemia and Mineral Bone Disorder

This course discusses the pathophysiology of Mineral Bone Disorder in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and reviews the roles of the major players in mineral bone homeostasis. The course also provides an introduction to the management and treatment approaches for this disorder.

KDIGO CKD-MBD 2017 Updates is available now! Click Here to start presentation.

Learn about the 2017 Updates of the KDOQI Mineral and Bone Disorder Guidelines and stay up-to-date with topics related to MBD diagnosis, recommended phosphorus intake, goal phosphorus levels, goal PTH levels, and MBD in transplant patients. The key differences between the 2017 and 2009 guideline recommendations are highlighted in the short presentation. Full guideline document can be accessed at the end of the presentation or by clicking on the references icon.



The Kidneys in Health and Disease

This course will review renal anatomy and nephron structure, principles of renal physiology, Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) prevalence and classification, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) prevalence and classification.

Fluid Management in Kidney Disease

This course will describe fluid compartments of the body and the role of the kidneys in fluid management, the consequences of fluid overload in kidney disease, guideline recommendations on fluid management approaches and the principles and applications of tools for measuring and evaluating fluid overload in patients with kidney disease.

Vascular Access in Hemodialysis

This course will discuss the importance of early patient education, explain risks, benefits and current trends for each type of vascular access. It will review basic principles of patient evaluation and discuss appropriate cannulation techniques and vascular access related complications.

Anemia Management in Kidney Disease

This course discusses the clinical manifestations, diagnostic criteria, etiologies and guideline recommendations on the management of anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). It provides an overview on iron deficiency anemia, Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents (ESAs) recommendations and the use of IV vs. oral iron agents.

Hemodialysis Essentials

Hemodialysis is the most common renal replacement modality in the US. This course will review history and current trends in hemodialysis, discuss the indications for hemodialysis and the components needed to perform it. We will look at the basic mechanisms of hemodialysis, hemodialysis prescriptions, dose and discuss potential complications and safety concerns. 

Home Hemodialysis: The Basics

Home hemodialysis is a valuable alternative to in center treatment for patients that prefer dialysis at home. This course provides an introduction to types of home hemodialysis prescriptions, technical requirements, patient selection and training. It further discusses the benefits as well as the potential complications of home hemodialysis.

Home Hemodialysis: The Basics - Module 1

This module reviews the history of home hemodialysis and discusses different types of home hemodialysis prescriptions.

Home Hemodialysis: The Basics - Module 2

This module provides an overview on various important lifestyle and technical factors to consider when performing home hemodialysis.

Home Hemodialysis: The Basics - Module 3

This module discusses considerations on patient selection and training for home hemodialysis.

Home Hemodialysis: The Basics - Module 4

This module reviews important safety aspects and discusses clinical outcomes associated with home hemodialysis.

Welcome to the S.T.O.P Peritonitis Task Force Game!

This game provides a simulated clinic environment for you to manage your patients. You need to review medical records and lab data in order to select the appropriate treatments for your patients. You may learn materials by clicking on the “Play To Learn” mode when you enter the game. You may test yourself by clicking on the “Play To Win” mode and earn points moving up from Level 1 to Level 2.

You will gain a better understanding on the ISPD peritonitis recommendations 2016 update on prevention and treatment after the completion of this activity.

Challenge yourself to obliterate peritonitis now!

Peritonitis in Peritoneal Dialysis

This course provides up-to-date information on the classification, diagnosis and treatment of peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients according to the updated 2016 ISPD guideline recommendations. It also covers patient and treatment-related factors that can impact peritonitis and discusses prevention strategies.

Non-infectious Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis

This course will discuss the management of PD catheter complications, intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), other non-infectious complications and management of encapsulated peritoneal sclerosis (EPS).

Working With The PD Prescription

In this course, we will review the current peritoneal dialysis modalities, discuss the steps necessary for determining the initial PD prescription, as well as ways to evaluate and enhance the prescription according to current guidelines and recommendations.

Peritoneal Dialysis Essentials

This course introduces the principles of peritoneal dialysis (PD). It reviews the essential components of PD such as the anatomy of the peritoneum, the concepts behind solute and fluid transport, patient selection criteria and the components of a successful PD program.

Peritoneal Dialysis Essentials - Module 1

This module provides an overview on the anatomy of the peritoneum and physiology of peritoneal transport.


Peritoneal Dialysis Essentials - Module 2

This module reviews key concepts on peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions, prescription parameters and modalities.

Peritoneal Dialysis Essentials - Module 3

This module discusses general patient selection criteria for peritoneal dialysis (PD) and components of a successful peritoneal dialysis (PD) program.