Helping Patients Prepare for Kidney Replacement Therapy

Course description

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

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

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.
Course sponsor: 
Course Length: 
Approximately three hours
Credits & accreditation
  • 3.60 NANT
  • 3.00 National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • 3.00 Attendance
Faculty & disclosure

 •Shaffeeulah Bacchus, PharmD, FASN, BCPS

•Debbie Benner, MA, RD, CSR
•Jerrilynn Burrowes, PhD, RD, CDN
•Jeffrey Connaire, MD
•Lesley Dinwiddie, MSN, RN, FNP, CNN
•Michael Germain, MD
•Rebecca Hayes, MSW, APSW, NSW-C 
•Mark Meier, MSW, LICSW
•Diane Perry, LICSW
•Jeffrey Rubins, MD
•Dori Schatell, MS
•Amma Sewaah-Bonsu, DNP, NP-C
•Laura Troidle, PA
Additional information
Required hardware / software: 

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.60 NANT
  • 3.00 National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • 3.00 Attendance
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