Course Description
This course addresses kidney replacement therapy and dialysis access options for patients with stage IV and stage V kidney disease.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the various types of kidney replacement therapies;
  • Discuss three lifestyle considerations associated with each modality;
  • State two common myths/fears associated with each modality;
  • Recognize the benefit of helping patients select the modality that is right for them; and
  • Name three patient education resources to use when discussing options with patients.

Expiration Date: 04-30-2017

CE Credit
This program is brought to you by American Kidney Fund and approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886443948-4843) for 3 Pain/Sympton Management continuing education contact hours.
Before You Begin

Register for a free account at American Kidney Fund.

  • Enroll in the course
  • Take the post test. A score of 80% or greater is needed to pass. If you fail the first time, you have only one chance to pass before being blocked from taking the test for 7 days. After a third failed attempt you will not receive credit for the course.
  • Once completed, complete the short survey and the certificate will be available for print.
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