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Renal Failure Stages, Treatment, and Outcomes

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Course Overview

Renal Failure Stages, Treatment, and Outcomes

Author: Atana Collins

Would it also surprise you to know that there currently is no cure for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)? How then, do the 37 million adults living with this disease function in their daily lives? The answer is that most of the diagnosed are undergoing some type of renal replacement therapy. Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) is an umbrella term that includes various treatment options for CKD patients. Despite how widespread this disease is, most people have a limited understanding of renal failure, unless they or a loved one have experienced it. This course offers an overview of renal failure and its causes, discusses the different treatment options currently available to End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients, and discusses the pros and cons of each. 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction 
  2. Overview of Kidney Function 
  3. Renal Failure Stages 
  4. Acute vs Chronic Renal Failure 
  5. Types of Dialysis 
  6. Treatment Goals 
  7. Dialysis Settings 
  8. Transplant 
  9. Palliative Care 
  10. Pros and Cons of Treatment Modalities 
  11. Future State of Patients with ESRD 
  12. Conclusion 

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss renal failure stages, treatments, and outcomes. It will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Explain what renal replacement therapy is. 
  2. Discuss the different treatment options available for people diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. 
  3. Describe the outlook of the renal therapy population in the United States. 

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: August 18, 2021

Course Expires on: August 18, 2024

Course Offering: #122