Module 2 Fundamentals of Renal Nursing

Royal Adelaide Hospital – Staff Development Department
MODULE TWO
FUNDAMENTALS OF RENAL
NURSING
Module Aim:
The aim of this module is to provide nurses with the fundamental knowledge and skills
required to manage and support a client with renal impairment across the continuum of
Chronic Kidney Disease.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of module 2- Fundamentals of Renal Nursing the student
should be able to:
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Discuss the importance of screening and preventing Chronic Kidney Disease.
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Provide effective and evidence based nursing care through relevant physical
assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of specific care for patients
with chronic kidney disease.
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Identify the alterations to normal physiology seen in renal impairment and
describe their assessment and management.
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Describe the pathophysiology and management of renal disorders including how
to delay the progression of the disease.
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Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and biophysics of renal replacement
therapies.
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Provide systematic assessment and analyse data to formulate plans for
individualised care of people with CKD.
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Demonstrate competency in the specialist skills required for the best-practice
management of people with CKD.
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Apply knowledge regarding legal, ethical and professional issues to the care of
patients in this specialty area.
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Demonstrate an awareness of the psychosocial effects of chronic illness and
display appropriate attitudes toward patients, their families and significant others.
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Develop effective strategies in teaching and counselling to enhance patient
engagement in care.
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Assessment
Certificate awarded on completion of ALL topics, clinical hours and assessment items
of Module 2 (see Student Course Information Booklet for more details regarding
assessment and recognised prior learning).
Assessment tasks for Module 2 include the following:
Module 2 – Fundamentals of Renal Nursing online course materials
Workshop attendance
Reflective journal and clinical experience record
Written assessment - Case study
Patient education presentation / Role play
Oral Viva
Eligibility requirements
The pre- requisite for this module are as follows:
Completion of Module 1 of the Renal Education Pathway (or equivalent)
Current employment in a renal unit for clinical experience and have CSC or line
manager approval to apply.
If you are interested in applying for Module 2 of the Renal Education pathway please
send an expression of interest to either
[email protected]
[email protected]
On receipt of email you will receive an information pack and application form that will
need to be completed and returned to Staff Development Department once CSC
and/or line manager approval has been given to participate in this course.
Cost – Currently no cost for SA health employees
Other students – TBA (this information should be available late July)
Module Coordinators
Cheryl Wilden, Nurse Education Facilitator , [email protected]
Stephen Abela Nurse Education Facilitator, [email protected]
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