Fluid Management in Kidney Disease

This module is useful for all members of the renal healthcare team, especially for those who are new to dialysis. The e-learning comprises of three sections – basic, intermediate and advanced. Module topics include understanding target weight & fluid assessment, assessment of fluid balance, patient centred strategies and bioimpedance. The advanced section alsoimage001 features peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis case studies. The module will take approximately 5 hours in total for all 3 sections. A certificate will be provided upon completion and learning can be used towards NMC revalidation. 

 

Basic course

On completion of this section you will be able to:

  • Understand target weight and the importance of fluid assessment in relation to dialysis (PD and HD).
  • Undertake basic fluid balance calculations, and assess salt and food intake.
  • Communicate with patients about their weight and explore differing levels of patient involvement with respect to fluid balance.
£5.00

Intermediate (includes the basic course)

On completion of this section you will be able to:

  • Undertake accurate fluid assessments, using BP, residual renal function, target weight.
  • Identify signs of fluid overload and dehydration and be able to describe appropriate management strategies
  • Explore specific patient related strategies to improve fluid understanding and concordance.
  • Communicate the needs of the patient with regards fluid balance to the whole multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and identify ways in which the MDT can work together to improve clinical and patient-centred outcomes with regards fluid balance.
£10.00

Advanced course (includes the basic and intermediate courses)

On completion of this section you will be able to:

  • Review how to undertake detailed fluid assessment and other measures such as bioimpedance.
  • Manage complexities in fluid balance on HD and PD, specifically those relating to prescription management.
  • Explore innovative ways to improve patient outcomes.
£15.00