This course provides a comprehensive overview on major components of body fluid, mechanisms of homeostasis and their impact on fluid movement. It will review acid/base chemistry and roles of electrolytes in normal body functions. It will also cover how these components are regulated by the kidneys, the possible causes, symptoms and treatment strategies of imbalances in patients with kidney disease.
This module will review the basic concepts of body fluid composition, body water distribution, electrolyte distribution and acid/base chemistry.
This module will discuss how fluids, electrolytes, acids and bases are balanced within the body through homeostasis.
This module will discuss what happens when fluids, electrolytes, acids and bases are imbalanced in patients with kidney disease. It will cover causes, symptoms and possible treatment strategies of these imbalances.
This course will provide an overview on Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) to Home Hemodialysis (HHD) transition pathways, potential reasons for PD technique failure, patient considerations on choosing HHD. It will highlight the importance of early modality education and the outcomes with a PD to HHD approach.
*This is currently available as non-CE course only.