Helping New Patients Adjust to Dialysis

Target Audience

This course is designed for renal health care professionals who work with patients that are new to dialysis. All course takers are responsible for contacting individual accrediting agencies to confirm acceptance of the credits offered for this course.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify ways to help their patients adjust to life on dialysis during their first 30 days.
  2. Understand how physical and emotional symptoms act as barriers to adjustment.
  3. Identify tools and strategies that can be used to determine patients' needs.
  4. Understand how to apply these tools and strategies to overcome barriers and promote positive adjustment to dialysis treatment.

Additional Information

Course sponsor: 
This course is part of the American Kidney Fund's FIRST30 Campaign, made possible thanks to support from Sanofi Renal.
Course Length: 
Approximately 1 hour + additional time to complete quiz
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  • 1.20 National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT)
  • 1.00 National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • 1.00 National Commission for Health Education Creditialing (NCHEC)
Course opens: 
02/26/2018
Course expires: 
02/26/2019
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
5

Erika Moser, MSW, LSW

Renal nutritional components provided by Lisa Gutekunst, MSEd, RD, CSR

ACCREDITATION APPROVALS ARE CURRENTLY PENDING FROM THE FOLLWOWING AGENCIES:

  • National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in the following states: Idaho, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and West Virginia

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  • 1.20 National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT)
  • 1.00 National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • 1.00 National Commission for Health Education Creditialing (NCHEC)

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/26/2018
Course expires: 
02/26/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Required Hardware/software

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