Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel, 8th Edition
Author: Kallenbach, MSN, RN, CNN
Publisher: Elsevier Mosby
Date Published: 2012
Pages: 356 plus appendices and index
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Please note: this course is for Hemodialysis Technicians only.
The course begins with a brief history of dialysis, revealing the trials and tribulations that have gone into the development of modern day dialysis units. It covers basic concepts related to the chemistry of body fluids and electrolytes. This is followed by a review of renal physiology, and from there, the course progresses to a discussion of pathology of renal failure and clinical manifestations of chronic kidney disease.
At this point the course switches to equipment requirements of dialysis. Various dialyzers, concentrations of dialysate, principles of hemodialysis, water treatment principles, and dialyzer preparation and reprocessing principles are reviewed. There is a detailed section on infection control.
Anticoagulation administration is discussed, including expected actions, lab values and side effects to monitor. There is a section on all types of access devices currently available to the dialysis patient. Various challenges for dialysis patients are discussed, including topics such as poor nutrition and special renal diets, role of diabetes and renal disease, and medications commonly prescribed to dialysis patients. This course covers the entire lifespan, from a chapter on pediatric dialysis cases (caused by genetic anomalies, infections, etc.) to the elderly population.
The course concludes with discussions on psychosocial aspects of dialysis therapy, maintaining quality in dialysis units, and how to perform basic math calculations that arise daily in the dialysis unit.
This course consists of a book (titled Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel, 8th Edition) and a quiz. The quiz is very specific to this book. You must have this book in order to successfully complete this quiz. You don't have to buy it from us -- you can borrow one from a co-worker or order one from an online used book site -- but you must have this book. Once you have the book, then you can order the online quiz below.
If you order this quiz online, you may complete it online even if you ordered the shipped version.
Hemodialysis Technicians: Anderson Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. (See Accreditation bar above for official statement).
- Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technicians (CCHTs) certified by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) may take our courses and get full credit for them because NNCC recognizes ANCC accreditation.
- Clinical Nephrology Technicians (CCNTs) certified by the National Nephrology Certification Organization (NNCO) may take our courses and get full credit for them because NNCO recognizes ANCC accreditation.
- Certified Hemodialysis Technicians (CHTs) certified by BONENT: BONENT considers all home study courses as Category B and only allows you to use 15 Category B hours in any renewal cycle. This means that even if you complete the 30-hour course, BONENT will only accept 15 of those hours.
For Hemodialysis Technicians only
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