Urgent Start Peritoneal Dialysis and Transitioning to Hemodialysis

In this course, we will define an optimal dialysis start, discuss how to identify urgent start dialysis patients, list appropriate situations for urgent start peritoneal dialysis (PD) and describe factors necessary for achieving successful urgent start in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. We will also assess chronic dialysis options for urgent starts and describe steps involved in transitioning to these therapies.

Understanding Hyperphosphatemia and Mineral Bone Disorder - Module 1

This module discusses the definition of mineral bone disorder (MBD) in chronic kidney disease (CKD), important markers in CKD-MBD and monitoring parameters.

Understanding Hyperphosphatemia and Mineral Bone Disorder - Module 2

This module provides an overview on pathophysiology of CKD-MBD and review the roles of different key players in mineral bone homeostasis.

Understanding Hyperphosphatemia and Mineral Bone Disorder - Module 3

This module provides an introduction to the management and treatment approaches for CKD-MBD.  

Fluids and Electrolytes

This course provides a basic foundation for understanding of the critical relationship between five major electrolytes and their impact on intracellular and extracellular fluid volume.

Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) in Children

This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts of peritoneal dialysis (PD) in children, its challenges and potential complications.

Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Solutions

This course gives an overview of the electrolytes, osmotic agents and buffer bases currently used in peritoneal dialysis fluid (PDF). The course also discusses biocompatibility of the PDFs with special regard to pH, Glucose Degradation Products (GDPs) and Advanced Glycosylation Endproducts (AGEs).

Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Access

This course describes the underlying concepts in peritoneal dialysis (PD) access and how they can be applied to the improvement of clinical outcomes. It teaches how to identify the appropriateness of catheter type based on individual patient characteristics and incorporate appropriate patient preparation procedures into patient care. This peritoneal dialysis (PD) access course also covers how to recognize common signs and symptoms of complications associated with PD access

Peritoneal Dialysis Exit-Site Classification

This course will discuss peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter exit-site infection (ESI), risk factors and accepted classification schemes. We will also review characteristics of different exit-site categories. We will also discuss how to perform ESI rate calculations and review elements and best practice guidelines for exit-site care.