The Role of Nurses in Chronic Renal Disease

Course Date:
Friday 14th October 2022
Course Time:
10.00am - 5.30pm
Available Spaces:
£195.00 + VAT
The Pickle Factory,
14 Bowden Street,
SE11 4DS

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

Some feedback about this course...

"The course was explained passionately, clearly and packed with useful up-to-date information. We were given a whole booklet of excellent information. There was plenty of opportunities to ask questions."
"Lecturer was very good on all the technical information as well as being approachable and amenable."
"I thought Nicki was an excellent speaker, the course was engaging and all areas covered in the appropriate depth."