Hemodialysis Vascular Access Cannulation
This course will provide an in-depth review on vascular access care and the recommended cannulation techniques. It will address the importance of access care and evaluation before cannulation, describe the most common cannulation-related complications and discuss measures to prevent these complications.
Good Nutritional Practices for Hemodialysis Patients
This course will provide an overview on nutritional disorders and challenges of hemodialysis patients. It will summarize nutritional monitoring & assessment with 5 key Nutritional Practices for dialysis patients. It will also discuss special recommendations for dialysis patients with diabetes.
Fluids, Electrolytes, Acids and Bases
This course provides a comprehensive overview on major components of body fluid, mechanisms of homeostasis and their impact on fluid movement. It will review acid/base chemistry and roles of electrolytes in normal body functions. It will also cover how these components are regulated by the kidneys, the possible causes, symptoms and treatment strategies of imbalances in patients with kidney disease.
Fluids, Electrolytes, Acids and Bases Module 1
This module will review the basic concepts of body fluid composition, body water distribution, electrolyte distribution and acid/base chemistry.
Fluids, Electrolytes, Acids and Bases Module 2
This module will discuss how fluids, electrolytes, acids and bases are balanced within the body through homeostasis.
Fluids, Electrolytes, Acids and Bases Module 3
This module will discuss what happens when fluids, electrolytes, acids and bases are imbalanced in patients with kidney disease. It will cover causes, symptoms and possible treatment strategies of these imbalances.
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.
KDOQI Vascular Access Guidelines 2020 Update is available now! Click Here to start presentation.
Learn about the 2020 Updates of the KDOQI Vascular Access Guidelines and stay up-to-date with topics related to patient preparation, access selection & placement, access dysfunction surveillance, AVG complications and catheter complications. The key differences between the 2006 and 2020 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.
Hypertension in Hemodialysis Patients
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the blood pressure (BP) management in hemodialysis patients. It reviews BP classification and the importance of appropriately monitoring patients with various methods for measuring BP. The diagnosis of hypertension and best practice recommendations for management and treatment for such patients are also discussed. Further, the course covers the potential causes and interventions for resistant and paradoxical hypertension during dialysis.
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.