Kidney School™—a program of Medical Education Institute, Inc.

Module 10—Getting Adequate Dialysis

Module 10

Getting Adequate Dialysis

Healthy kidneys work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dialysis replaces only a small part of kidney function, so getting adequate treatment is key to living long and living well with kidney disease. All dialysis is not alike; learn what you can do to make sure you get the treatment you need.

Topics covered in this module include:

  • Understanding your dialysis prescription
  • How dialysis works
  • Types of dialyzers and dialyzer reuse
  • How to know if you're getting enough dialysis
  • Uremia and symptoms
  • Dry weight and fluid removal targets
  • Measuring adequacy (hemo and PD)
  • PET
  • Residual kidney function
  • Adequacy tracking log sheet

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