This course will discuss the importance of early patient education, explain risks, benefits and current trends for each type of vascular access. It will review basic principles of patient evaluation and discuss appropriate cannulation techniques and vascular access related complications.
Hemodialysis is the most common renal replacement modality in the US. This course will review history and current trends in hemodialysis, discuss the indications for hemodialysis and the components needed to perform it. We will look at the basic mechanisms of hemodialysis, hemodialysis prescriptions, dose and discuss potential complications and safety concerns.
Home hemodialysis is a valuable alternative to in center treatment for patients that prefer dialysis 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.
This module reviews the history of home hemodialysis and discusses different types of home hemodialysis prescriptions.