This module aims to foster life-long personal and professional development in order to produce knowledgeable, skilled and reflective nurses in health and social care. It is a flexible educational programme, which reflects contemporary healthcare provision and meets the needs of students, service users and health and social care employers.
This module is for nurses who wish to become competent and informed in the care and management of clients receiving renal replacement therapy, either haemodialysis (HD) or/and peritoneal dialysis (PD). It will also enhance knowledge in relation to the care and treatment of acute kidney injury. The focus of the module is on assessment, intervention and evaluation of pre, intra and post dialysis.
The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award.
Who is this module for?
Nurses who work in an appropriate clinical area caring for renal clients and have a minimum of 6 months recent experience of caring for renal clients. All applicants must have a renal clinical placement with access to haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis confirmed prior to commencing the module.
Competency assessment document (CAD) and written essay
* For this purpose, the term dialysis includes haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and the associated dialysis treatment of plasmaphoresis.
Course length: 10 Teaching Days