Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Caring for the Patient with Renal Disease

This short programme will provide registered nurses and midwives with evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of renal disease. The content will focus on the epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology and complications associated with renal disease, pharmacology for renal disease and renal replacement therapies (RRT) including hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, transplant and conservative management, along with information patient education and self-management.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
Accreditation
  • Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Continuing Nursing & Midwifery Education Units: 6 CNMEUs
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 6 CEUs
Assessment No
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Programme contact

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Fee

Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of renal disease and subsequent complications to include preparation for renal replacement therapies.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to managing renal impairment and disease in patients.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:

  • Critically discuss the epidemiology, aetiology and pathophysiology of renal disease (acute and chronic).
  • Critically analyse the predisposing factors, causes and complications of renal disease.
  • Critically discuss renal anaemia and mineral bone disease.
  • Critically discuss the pharmacological interventions for renal disease.
  • Critically discuss the rationale for, and use of renal replacement therapies including heamodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, transplant and conservative management.
  • Critically discuss the role of patient education and patient self-management.
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