Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing

The 2015 edition of ANNA's Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing is an excellent resource for all nephrology nurses. Comprising six individual modules written by experts in the field, this revised and expanded edition presents the newest information regarding kidney disease, its treatment, and the nursing care involved. Designed to provide information for the novice as well as the experienced health professional, this edition provides information not published in previous editions. The Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing is available for purchase as a complete set or as individual modules.

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Each chapter offers self-assessment questions and continuing nursing education (CNE) credit opportunities; more than 50 contact hours are available. You may apply for CNE by reading a chapter and completing the CNE Evaluation Form for that chapter.

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Content

Core Curriculum Module 1 - Foundations for Practice in Nephrology Nursing
Highlighted topics include Professional Issues in Nephrology Nursing; Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nephrology Nursing; Health Policy, Politics, and Influence in Nephrology Nursing; Essentials of Disaster and Emergency Preparedness in Nephrology Nursing. (168 pages)

Core Curriculum Module 2 - Physiologic and Psychosocial Basis for Nephrology Nursing Practice
Highlighted topics include The Kidney in Health and Disease; Chronic Kidney Disease; Individualizing the Care for Those with Kidney Disease; Foundations in Nutrition and Clinical Applications in Nephrology Nursing; Foundations in Pharmacology and Clinical Applications in Nephrology Nursing; Foundations in Infection Prevention, Control, and Clinical Applications in Nephrology Nursing. (440 pages)

Core Curriculum Module 3 - Treatment Options for Patients with Chronic Kidney Failure
Highlighted topics include Transplantation; Hemodialysis; Vascular Access for Hemodialysis; Peritoneal Dialysis; Home Dialysis. (344 pages)

Core Curriculum Module 4 - Acute Kidney Injury
Highlighted topics include Program Management in the Acute Care Setting; Acute Kidney Injury; Hemodialysis in the Acute Care Setting; Water Treatment in the Acute Care Setting; Peritoneal Dialysis in the Acute Care Setting; The Patient with a Ventricular Assist Device; Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies; Therapeutic Apheresis. (272 pages)

Core Curriculum Module 5 - Kidney Disease in Patient Populations Across the Life Span
Highlighted topics include Care of the Neonate to Adolescent with Kidney Disease; Care of the Older Adult with Kidney Disease. (120 pages)

Core Curriculum Module 6 - The APRN’s Approaches to Care in Nephrology
Highlighted topics include Professional Issues for the APRN in Nephrology; Overview of CKD for the APRN; Overview of Treatment Options for CKD for the APRN; Overview of Acute Care for the APRN; Overview of Pediatric Nephrology for the APRN. (232 pages)


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