This course provides a comprehensive overview of the blood pressure (BP) management in hemodialysis patients. It reviews BP classification and the importance of appropriately monitoring patients with various methods for measuring BP. The diagnosis of hypertension and best practice recommendations for management and treatment for such patients are also discussed. Further, the course covers the potential causes and interventions for resistant and paradoxical hypertension during dialysis.
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.
This module provides an overview on various important lifestyle and technical factors to consider when performing home hemodialysis.
This module discusses considerations on patient selection and training for home hemodialysis.