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

Physicians, Physician Assistants and RNs

This Enduring Material activity, Helping Patients Prepare for Kidney Replacement Therapy, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 3 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins October 1, 2012.  Term of approval is for two years from this date with the option of yearly renewal. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Workers

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886443948-4843) for 3 Pain/Symptom Mgmt. continuing education contact hours.

Dialysis Technicians

The California Board of Registered Nursing has approved this program for 3.6 continuing education contact hours. This certificate must be retained for a period of four years after the course ends. NANT Provider No. 07941



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
  • Attendance: 3.00
  • NANT: 3.60
  • Course opens: Sat, Sep 01 2012
  • Course expires: Thu, Oct 30 2014
  • Cost: $0.00
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