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Nephrology Nursing 1 (Online Course)

Nephrology Nursing 1 (Online Course)

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Nephrology Nursing 1

Online Course

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Nephrology Nursing 1 course is designed as a foundational overview of Nephrology Nursing. The goal is to increase nurses' understanding of the assessment, management and care of adult patients living with renal diseases. The course content will focus on renal anatomy and physiology, assessment and management of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease, diagnostics and pharmacology, an overview of dialysis modalities and continuing care of the renal patient.  Students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge and critical thinking through individual course assignments, group presentations, and final examination.

The target audience for this course includes nurses working with broader populations with some degree of renal impairment, for example, nurses working on medical/surgical units as well as nurses working exclusively with renal patients such as on an inpatient nephrology unit.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the renal system
  • Functions of the Kidneys
  • Electrolytes disorders in renal disease
  • Acid-base disorders in renal disease
  • Etiology, risk factors and clinical management of acute kidney injury
  • Common and relevant investigations for renal diseases
  • Stages, etiology, risk factors and clinical management of chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • Pharmacology and nutrition in CKD
  • Various dialysis modality including (Hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, transplant and conservative renal care)
  • Care of the renal patient: history and physical examination, psychosocial considerations, patient education

Required Text: Renal Nursing, 5th Edition, by Nicola Thomas (2014),   ISBN: 978-1-118-41064-6. Published by Wiley Blackwell (Available on Amazon.ca) 

Supplemental Readings (included with course price, available on HCPT college virtual classroom):

  1. Functions of the Renal System
  2. Electrolytes and Acid-base Disorders
  3. Pharmacology in Renal Disease
  4. Care of the Renal Patient  

Course Dates: May 26 - July 28, 2021 (10 sessions)
Course Time: 1800-2130 EST


Course Fee: $600 includes HST, textbook is not included

Location: HCPT College, 25 Lesmill Road, Unit #3, Toronto

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