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General Topics
       What is Dialysis?
       Residual Renal Function
          The Importance of RRF
       Diabetes Management
          PD and the Diabetic Patient
          General Facts: Diabetes
          When to Initiate PD in the Diabetic Patient
       Renal Osteodystrophy
          Renal Osteodystrophy Clinical Studies
       Numbers-Their Use and Interpretation
       Basic Statistics
       History of Sorbent Technology
       Vaccinating CKD and Dialysis Patients
Peritoneal Dialysis
       History of PD
          History of PD
          Evolution of PD
       Basic Principles of PD
          Anatomy of the Peritoneum
          Physiology of Peritoneal Transport
       Peritoneal Transport 
          Understanding Testing Methods
          Transport Status:Classification and Implications
          Peritoneal Function After Exposure to PD
       Modalities of Therapy
          PD Modalities
       PD Adequacy
          Prescribing Dialysis
             Targets of PD Prescription
             Determinants of Dose
             Exchange Volume and Position
             How to Reach the Goals
             Monitoring the PD Patient
             Evaluating the Patient as a Whole
             StdKt/V - Dose Equivalency
          Importance of Volume Control
          How to Achieve Adequate PD UF
          Non-Infectious Complications of PD
          Peritoneal Dialysis-Related Infections
             Management of ESI
             Diagnosis and Treatment of Peritonitis 
       Dialysis Access
          The Evolution of PD Catheters
          Preop Management
          Placement of PD Catheters
          Intraoperative Management
          Post Operative Care and Management
          Complications of PD Catheters
       Clinical Outcomes
          Clinical outcomes of PD and HD
       PD Training Materials 
       History of Hemodialysis
       Kinetic Principles
          Impact of t & Kr on Kt/V
          Measuring Hemodialysis dose
       Modalities of Therapy
          Hemodialysis Regimens/Prescriptions
          Extracorporeal Modalities
       Home HD
          HD Regimens/Prescriptions
          The Influence of Dose, Time & Frequency
          Every other day HD (HD3.5)
          Time Versus Dialysis-Free Interval
          Benefits of Increased HD Frequency
          Increased Frequency – Other Modalities
          Potential Lifestyle Benefits of HD3.5
          Home Program Management
             Establishing a Home Program
       Intradialytic Complications
          Difficulties in Prescribing Adequate Dialysis
       Sodium Modeling
       Hemodialysis Access
          Introduction to Vascular Access
          Overview of Arteriovenous Fistula
          Overview of Arteriovenous Grafts
          Overview of Central Venous Catheters
          Vascular Access Monitoring and Surveillance
       Access Complications
          Overview of Hemodialysis Complications
          AVF Stenosis
          Interventions for AVF and AVG Stenosis
          Primary Fistula Failure
          Catheter Related Bacteremia
       Other Links

Welcome to the ADVANCED RENAL EDUCATION PROGRAM eLearning System!


 Current eLearning Courses

Fresenius Medical Care North America is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 7570.

Home Hemodialysis (1.0 Contact Hour)

Home hemodialysis is a valuable alternative to in center treatment for patients that prefer to dialyse at home. This course provides an introduction to types of home hemodialysis prescriptions, technical requirements, patient selection and training. It further discusses the benefits as well as the potential complications of home hemodialysis.

Understanding Hyperphosphatemia and Mineral Bone Disorder (1.0 Contact Hour)

This course discusses the pathophysiology of Mineral Bone Disorder in chronic kidney disease or CKD and reviews the roles of the major players in mineral bone homeostasis. The course also provides an introduction to the management and treatment approaches for this disorder.

Introduction to Peritoneal Dialysis (1.0 Contact Hour)

This course introduces the principles of peritoneal dialysis (PD). It reviews the essential components of PD such as the anatomy of the peritoneum, the concepts behind solute and fluid transport, patient selection criteria and the components of a successful PD program.

Advanced Concepts in Peritoneal Dialysis (1.0 Contact Hour)

This course discusses the underlying concepts in PD. It also details the prevailing theories for the physiology of peritoneal transport with respect to solutes and water, the concept of sodium sieving and factors that affect clearance. The indications and contraindications for PD are also outlined.

Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Access (1.0 Contact Hour)

This course describes the underlying concepts in peritoneal dialysis access and how they can be applied to the improvement of clinical outcomes. It teaches how to identify the appropriateness of catheter type based on individual patient characteristics and incorporate appropriate patient preparation procedures into patient care. This PD access course also covers how to recognize common signs and symptoms of complications associated with PD access.

Peritonitis: Key Concepts for Improving Patient Outcomes (1.0 Contact Hour)

This course provides up-to-date information on the classification, diagnosis and treatment of peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients. It also covers patient- and treatment-related factors that can impact peritonitis and discusses prevention strategies that could lead to improved patient outcomes.

PD: Solutions (1.0 Contact Hour)

This course gives an overview of the electrolytes, osmotic agents and buffer bases currently used in peritoneal dialysis fluid (PDF). The course also discusses biocompatibility of the PDFs with special regard to pH, Glucose Degradation Products (GDPs) and Advanced Glycosylation Endproducts (AGEs).

PD in children (1.0 Contact Hour)

An introduction to fundamental concepts of PD in children, its challenges and potential complications.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) (1.0 Contact Hour)

Improving outcomes through timely referral and coordinated care : A review of factors which impact CKD incidence and prevalence, importance of timely referral to a nephrologist, CKD treatment goals and CKD co-morbidity management.

Exit site classification and rate calculation (1.7 Contact Hours)

This course teaches how to classify peritoneal exit sites for continuous quality improvement purposes as well as how to prevent and treat commonly seen exit site problems.

Fluids and electrolytes (1.0 Contact Hour)

This course provides a basic foundation for understanding of the critical relationship between five major electrolytes and their impact on intracellular and extracellular fluid volume.

Working with the Peritoneal Dialysis Prescription (1.0 Contact Hour)

In this interactive course, we will review the current peritoneal dialysis modalities, discuss the steps necessary for determining the initial PD prescription, as well as ways to evaluate and enhance the prescription. We will also apply this information to a couple of hypothetical case studies for practice purposes.

If you have not registered for a free account on our website, please select “Register” before entering the AREP eLearning System. Once you have logged in, visit the AREP eLearning System to setup your personal eLearning profile. You will then have access to your own private “My eLearning Center”. This secure area will display your specific eLearning information and will give you access to the eLearning courses currently offered.


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