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Helping Patients Prepare for Kidney Replacement Therapy

Program Description

This course addresses kidney replacement therapy and dialysis access options for patients with stage IV and stage V kidney disease.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the various types of kidney replacement therapies;
  • Discuss three lifestyle considerations associated with each modality;
  • State two common myths/fears associated with each modality;
  • Recognize the benefit of helping patients select the modality that is right for them; and
  • Name three patient education resources to use when discussing options with patients.

Target audience

Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, social workers, patient care technicians, transplant coordinators.

Course Length

Approximately three hours

Course Details

National Association of Social Workers (NASW): 3.00
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) - Elective Credit: 3.00
Course opens: Sat, Sep 01 2012
Course expires: Sun, Sep 01 2013
Cost: $0.00


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