Training on Dialysis - page 14

I want to attend a training program on dialysis treatments. Where can I train? Which one offers the best training? How much is the program fee? How long is the training? I've been looking on the website of National... Read More

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    Nephrogroup Hemodialysis Nursing Curriculum

    Module 1: Lecture 15 days (5 days a week or 3 weeks)
    All the relevant theory will be gone over in detail. This will also include simulations
    Module 2: Monitoring, Observation, and Priming: 15 days (5 days a week or 3 weeks)
    Exams and quizzes will be administered. Preceptors will be present at all times on the floor. The head nurse or senior staff nurse will be the Clinical Instructors. They will give 15 minute lectures or guidelines before the beginning of every floor session.
    Module 3: Cannulation and Termination: 30 days ( 6 days a week or 5 weeks)
    The students will be given several requirements to complete on this term. (Completion Form) This is the most crucial period of their training.
    Module 4: Skills Mastery 1 (1 month)
    • A required module for mastery of clinical skills.
    • After this month, a Certificate of Completion will be given for Dialysis Nurse Training.
    • Nurses will be given a free RENAP exam review course
    Module 5: Skills Mastery 2 (Module a, b c) (3 months)
    • The additional training months are to mainly to assist the nurses in completing the 6 -month apprenticeship requirement of RENAP for accreditation. An evaluation form will have to be made for this purpose. All students who finish the course can register for free in the RENAP reviews.
    Dialysis Theory Evaluation
    This is a 2-day course where the students will be evaluated in terms of theoretical knowledge of dialysis. If the student has had previous training or classes, their mastery will show and they can proceed to the next module. This is like an APE (advanced placement exam).

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    *out of topic*

    Feedback from the previous RENAP exam takers have noted that the exams are now harder (I don't know their basis for saying so because I think you can't retake the exam once you have already passed it). Before, we use a compilation of manuals as a review tool for our trainees preparing for the exam. Those are the ones we used ourselves before taking the exam almost 2 years ago. I believe RENAP is limiting the number of their qualified members now, and are screening them well by being stricter with their requirements. I think this is a good move since many are taking advantage of the "express" addition in the credentials/name by having a CRN at the end.

    Incorporation of KDOQI is something to commend as it now shows a basis for practice that every member should know, that is internationally recognized.
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    KDOQI is more followed in the US and countries adapting the US system in terms of renal healthcare delivery, i.e. the Philippines.

    In Europe (and current and former colonies of European countries) we follow the guidelines of KDIGO (Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes) and ERBP (European Renal Best Practice).

    There are only slight differences in certain guidelines, like for example dialyzer REUSE is a NO in Europe, and the maximum UF rate is computed according the body weight, but in general there more similarities.

    Here's the website for further reading.
    Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO)
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    But as a renal nurse trained in and who have worked longer in the Philippines than abroad, I still follow the KDOQI guidelines more than the KDIGO.

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    I'd like to ask if nephrology center of manila is really absorbing their trainees and if they allow all the nurses applying to have training with them. thanks!
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    Training concerns from metro manila branches of nephrogroup dialysis centers will be handled by one department, nephro synergies.

    Please do some back reading on this thread, I have provided the link and info regarding orientation schedule and curriculum in the last 3-4 posts.

    As for absorbing the trainees after the programs, that I have no information yet.

    You may attend the orientation as posted and you can direct your inquiries to them. Good luck!
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    thanks for the information )
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    mr. rogue_maverick just one more thing, do you have any idea how much is the dialysis training at nephrogroup? thanks
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    I have no exact figure, but what I heard, it will be more or less 20k.
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    Quote from i am shane
    I'd like to ask if nephrology center of manila is really absorbing their trainees and if they allow all the nurses applying to have training with them. thanks!
    I'm not very sure about this, but I think they do contact a nurse applicant for training once they deem they need some manpower. The selection process is also unknown to me.

    Just yesterday, I received a text message informing me to come over at Edsa Mandaluyong on a given date for an orientation for the dialysis nurse training. I passed my application last January 2012. As much as I want to attend, I'm already at a different institution.

    Good luck to all applicants!
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