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Course # 34232 • Renal Disease and Failure

Overview

Renal failure is a complex and challenging health issue that demands the involvement of specialists, primary care providers, and nurses. Patient education in renal failure requires careful coordination and a complete knowledge of the conditions and precipitating factors. By gradually introducing different educational materials and enabling the patient to help control the course of the disease, the healthcare provider can help restore a sense of independence and confidence in the patient. This course will outline the causes and contributing factors associated with various forms of renal disease. The key aspects of diagnosis, including differential diagnosis, will be thoroughly discussed. Finally, the components of the non-dialysis management of renal disease patients, including the need for referral and in-depth patient education, will be provided.

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Education Category: Infection Control / Internal Medicine

Release Date: 12/01/2018

Expiration Date: 11/30/2021

Audience

This course is designed for nurses involved in the care of patients with kidney disease or failure.

Accreditations/Approvals

In support of improving patient care, NetCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. NetCE is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). NetCE complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, NetCE is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NetCE is approved as a provider of online continuing education for certified nursing assistants through the California Department of Public Health Licensing and Certification Division. Nurse Aide Certification (NAC) Provider #7005. This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 10 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: H00031462. Approval Number: 180001139. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center account at www.ccmcertification.org.

Designations of Credit

NetCE designates this continuing education activity for 10 ANCC contact hour(s). NetCE designates this continuing education activity for 5 pharmacotherapeutic/pharmacology contact hour(s). NetCE designates this continuing education activity for 12 hours for Alabama nurses. NetCE is authorized by IACET to offer 1 CEU(s) for this program. AACN Synergy CERP Category A.

Individual State Nursing Approvals

In addition to states that accept ANCC, NetCE is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by: Alabama, Provider #ABNP0353, (valid through November 21, 2017); Alabama, Provider #ABNP0353, (valid through November 21, 2021); California, BRN Provider #CEP9784; California, LVN Provider #V10662; California, PT Provider #V10842; District of Columbia, Provider #50-2405; Florida, Provider #50-2405; Georgia, Provider #50-2405; Iowa, Provider #295; Kentucky, Provider #7-0054 through 12/31/2019; South Carolina, Provider #50-2405.

Course Objective

The purpose of this course is to provide primary care clinicians with the information necessary to appropriately identify and treat renal disease, with the objective of minimizing the long-term effects and complications of the disease.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Define the various types of renal failure and disease.
  2. Describe the impact of renal disease on public health.
  3. Outline the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease and renal failure.
  4. Identify the clinical signs and symptoms of chronic kidney disease and renal failure.
  5. Discuss the diagnostic tests used to identify and stage renal failure.
  6. Analyze the management of the various stages of renal failure, including potential cardiovascular, hematologic, metabolic, and psychologic complications.
  7. Compare and contrast various aspects of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
  8. Discuss the process and indications for renal transplantation.
  9. Evaluate the risks of using contrast media in patients with existing renal disease.
  10. Identify special considerations for renal disease in specific patient populations.
  11. Analyze possible mental health issues that may arise in patients with renal disease.
  12. Describe the key aspect of patient and family teaching for each stage of renal failure.

Faculty

Carol Whelan, APRN, has been working in nursing education since 2000. She received her Master's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut, and completed post-graduate nurse practitioner training at Yale University. Ms. Whelan is an Associate Clinical Professor and Lecturer at Yale University and works as an APRN at the Department of Veterans' Affairs in Connecticut, where she also serves as the Vice President of Medical Staff. She has authored many articles, textbook chapters, and books.

Faculty Disclosure

Contributing faculty, Carol Whelan, APRN, has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

Division Planner

Jane C. Norman, RN, MSN, CNE, PhD

Division Planner Disclosure

The division planner has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

About the Sponsor

The purpose of NetCE is to provide challenging curricula to assist healthcare professionals to raise their levels of expertise while fulfilling their continuing education requirements, thereby improving the quality of healthcare.

Our contributing faculty members have taken care to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and compatible with the standards generally accepted at the time of publication. The publisher disclaims any liability, loss or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents. Participants are cautioned about the potential risk of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into practice.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of NetCE not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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