HDT 130 Hemodialysis Principles & Procedures I

Defines the basic principles of diffusion, filtration, fluid dynamics, and osmosis relating to the dialysis process. Includes overviews of the dialysis environment and kidney functions. Covers patient vitals and monitoring treatment, including identification of normal and abnormal values. Students will perform laboratory tests and use patient documentation procedures. Students will learn to identify causes, signs, symptoms, preventions, and interventions for medical and technical complications that may occur during dialysis. Includes patient dietary and nutrition requirements.