Dialysis Nursing Module

To provide the staff with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the issues associated with the care and management of patients receiving haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis as a basis for competent renal nursing practice.

Course content
  • The normal physiological principles of transport
  • The physiological principles, technologies and techniques of haemodialysis
  • Water treatment and water quality for haemodialysis
  • Anti-coagulation in haemodialysis
  • The formulation of individualised dialysis prescriptions for acute and regular dialysis patients
  • Concepts and principles of haemodialysis adequacy
  • The principles, complications and management of vascular access for dialysis
  • Acute complications of the haemodialysis treatment
  • Long term management of the patient on regular haemodialysis therapy
  • Haemodialysis in the management of acute renal failure
  • Dialysis in the intensive care setting
  • The management and prevention of infection in renal failure patients receiving haemodialysis.
Home Therapies:
  • The evolution of peritoneal dialysis.
  • Patient selection criteria for peritoneal dialysis and home haemodialysis.
  • The physiological principles of peritoneal dialysis.
  • Dialysis Technologies for Home Dialysis Therapies.
  • The peritoneal dialysis prescription and adequacy of dialysis.
  • Peritoneal membrane transport characteristics.
  • Access for peritoneal dialysis therapy.
  • Preparation for patients for home dialysis therapy
  • The aetiology, pathophysiology, treatment, prevention and nursing management of infectious, non-infectious and metabolic complications of peritoneal dialysis.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the staff will be able to:
  • Critically appraise the physiological and technological principles of haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients.
  • Demonstrate critical awareness of the holistic nursing care and management of the renal patient receiving haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis treatments.
  • Critically explore the complications associated with haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis therapies including their management and prevention.
  • Critically discuss the physiological concepts and principles of dialysis adequacy.
  • Critically explore the forms of therapy available for the management of acute renal failure in the critical care setting.
  • Assignments
  • 5 days
  • 40 hours
  • 30 minutes of practical training
Teaching and Learning Strategy:
  • Class room training
  • Independent learning
Course location: Columbia Asia Hospitals, Bengaluru, Mysore, Pune, Patiala, Palam Vihar, Ghaziabad, Kolkata.

Eligibility: GNM, B.Sc. Nursing and Technicians with minimum 1 year experience.

Course Fees: ₹ 5,000/-

Contact : annu.kaushik@columbiaindiahospitals.com