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

Social Workers

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886443948-4843) for 3 Pain/Sympton Management 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 course ends. NANT Provider No. 07941




Course Length 
Approximately three hours

Course details

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW): 3.00
  • Attendance: 3.00
  • NANT: 3.60
  • Course opens: Sat, Sep 01 2012
  • Course expires: Sat, Apr 30 2016
  • Cost: $0.00
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