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Kidneys: How They Work, How they Fail, What You Can Do: Kidney School Module 1

Kidneys: How They Work, How they Fail, What You Can Do: Kidney School Module 1

Kidneys: How They Work, How they Fail, What You Can Do: Kidney School Module 1

Dori Schatell, MS
Dori Schatell, MS
on behalf of Medical Education Institute

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Launch date: 29 Sep 2017

Expiry Date: 30 Sep 2018

Last updated: 07 May 2018

Reference: 184852

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Denise Carruth (16 Feb 2018)
Good information, but basic. Explains concepts for a beginner or person with CKD more than a professional.

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Course Availability

This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Module 1 of Kidney School provides basic information about the functions of the kidneys, the causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and some signs of kidney disease.

The purpose of Kidney School Continuing Education courses is to educate renal professionals about the medical and psychosocial impacts of end stage renal disease, as well as patients’ experience of coping with this chronic condition.

Objectives

Describe the basic functions of the kidneys
Basic Kidney Anatomy and Function
• Fluid and Waste Removal
• Balancing Hormones
• Hormone Production
Identify the leading causes of kidney failure
Causes of Kidney Failure
• Diabetes
• Hypertension
Describe the warning signs of kidney failure
Symptoms of Kidney Failure
• Changes in urine
• Fatigue
• Itching
• Swelling in hands and/or feet
• Shortness of breath
• Pain above the waist in the back
Describe the treatments and preventive measures that can slow the progression of renal failure
Interventions to Slow Progression
• Lifestyle changes
• Medications to avoid/to consider
• Anemia treatment
• Diet
List self-management strategies that can help patients adapt to living with chronic kidney disease
Importance of:
• Attitude
• Education about CKD
• Goal-setting
Dori Schatell, MS

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Dori Schatell, MS
on behalf of Medical Education Institute

Medical Education Institute, Inc. Executive Director, Dori Schatell has a passionate commitment to patient self-management and over 30 years experience in the renal industry. She is the writer/editor of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, booklets, books, fact sheets, and other pieces, as well as a national speaker and policy advocate.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Reference: 0300-010-1

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Denise Carruth (16 Feb 2018)
Good information, but basic. Explains concepts for a beginner or person with CKD more than a professional.

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