The Role of Nurses in Chronic Renal Disease
London. SE17 3BN
Chronic kidney disease is commonly encountered in practice and a condition where nurses can make a huge impact on the quality of life of patients both when hospitalised and in nurse clinics. This one-day course is designed to help nurses develop and advance their understanding of the disease starting with an overview of the pathogenesis and the new classification of renal disease according to the IRIS system. The day will then move on to focus on the nurse’s role in the care of these patients including nutritional plans, assisted feeding methods, fluid therapy and blood pressure monitoring. How to set up effective and efficient nurse clinics for renal patients will also be discussed.
Topics to be covered include:
- Pathogenesis and diagnosis of renal disease
- Urine analysis – what are we testing for and when should we do it?
- Blood Pressure monitoring – methods and what the numbers mean
- IRIS staging of chronic kidney disease and appropriate treatment recommendations
- SDMA and its role in early detection
- Nursing the inpatient renal patient: fluid therapy, nutritional status and new thoughts on appetite stimulants
- Nurse clinics for renal patients: what to include and how to set them up