Improve your knowledge in Hemodialysis through this program, where you will find the best didactic material with real clinical cases. Learn here about the latest advances in the specialty to be able to perform a quality medical practice"


Nursing plays a decisive role in the care of the patient with chronic kidney disease, both from its onset and in later stages. In addition to skills in renal replacement techniques such as the acquisition of specific professional competencies, specific and quality care is required at the different stages of renal disease. 

The care of the nephrological patient, including renal function replacement techniques, has made significant advances in recent years, both in terms of renal transplantation and the health care of the nephrological patient, requiring specialized and continuous training for nursing. Such specialized training is rarely found in the usual curricular training, so many nurses are unaware of important aspects of caring for these patients. Training in this sense is necessary to guarantee a minimum quality of care.

Increase your competencies in the approach to Extrarenal Depuration Techniques for Nurses"

This Postgraduate Diploma in Hemodialysis and Other Extrarenal Purification Techniques for Nursing contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. The most important features of the program include:

  • Development of clinical cases presented by experts in the different areas of multidisciplinary knowledge. The graphic, schematic, and eminently practical contents of which they are composed provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional practice
  • New developments in Hemodialysis and Other Extrarenal Depuration Techniques
  • Algorithm-based interactive learning system for decision-making in the presented clinical situations
  • With a special emphasis on evidence-based nursing and research methodologies in Hemodialysis and Other Extrarenal Purification Techniques for Nursing
  • All this will be complemented by theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection

This Postgraduate Diploma may be the best investment you can make in the selection of a refresher program for two reasons: in addition to updating your knowledge in Hemodialysis and Other Extrarenal Depuration Techniques, you will obtain a certificate from TECH Technological University"

Its teaching staff includes health professionals from the fields of nursing and nephrological medicine, who contribute their work experience to this training, as well as renowned specialists belonging to leading scientific societies.

The multimedia content developed with the latest educational technology will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide an immersive training program to train in real situations.

The design of this program is based on Problem Based Learning, by means of which the nursing professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise throughout the course. This will be done with the help of an innovative interactive video system developed by renowned experts in the field of nephrology with extensive teaching experience.

The Postgraduate Diploma allows training in simulated environments, which provide immersive learning programmed to train for real situations"


It includes clinical cases to bring the program's degree as close as possible to the reality of care in Nursing"


The structure of the contents has been designed by a team of professionals knowledgeable about the implications of training in daily nursing practice, aware of the relevance of the importance of current training to be able to act before the patient with nephrological pathology and committed to quality teaching through new educational technologies.


This Postgraduate Diploma in Hemodialysis and Other Extrarenal Purification Techniques for Nursing contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market”

Module 1. Advanced in Kidney Disease

1.1. Latest Information on Kidney Disease

1.1.1. Kidney Structure and Function
1.1.2. Uremic Toxins
1.1.3. Hydroelectrolyte Balance and Acid-Base Balance
1.1.4. Hydration Disorders
1.1.5. Acid-base Balance Disorders: Acidosis, Alkalosis
1.1.6. Potassium Disorders: Hyperkalemia, Hypokalemia
1.1.7. Conceptual Basis of Renal Pathology
1.1.8. General Apects in Nursing Care of Patients with Renal Pathology

1.2. Prevention of Kidney Failure Advancing. 

1.2.1. Definition and Risk Factors of CKD
1.2.2. Evaluation, Diagnosis and Stratification
1.2.3. Diagnosis and Management of Proteinuria
1.2.4. Hygiene and Medication Management of Hypertensive Patients
1.2.5. Strategies to Promote Self-Care
1.2.6. Comorbility Management
1.2.7. Prevention and Progression of CKD in a Diabetic Patient

1.3. Renal Pathologies

1.3.1. Urinary Function Disorders: Proteinuria, Hematuria, Azoemia, Oliguria
1.3.2. Nephritis
1.3.3. Nephrotic Syndrome
1.3.4. Urinary Infection
1.3.5. Nephrolithiasis
1.3.6. Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and Thrombocytic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
1.3.7. Primary Glomerulonephritis
1.3.8. Nephropathies of Systemic Diseases
1.3.9. Interstitial and Toxic Nephropathies
1.3.10. Renal Vasculopathies
1.3.11. Congenital and Hereditary Diseases
1.3.12. Arterial Hypertension and Organ Repercussions
1.3.13. Diabetes and the Kidneys
1.3.14. Pregnancy and the Kidneys
1.3.15. Polycystic Kidney Disease
1.3.16. Types of Kidney Failure and the Associated Complications
1.3.17. General Apects in Nursing Care of Patients with Renal Pathology

1.4. Methods of Examination in Nephrology

1.4.1. Semiology and Physical Examination
1.4.2. Inspection
1.4.3. Palpation
1.4.4. Auscultation
1.4.5. Imaging Techniques
1.4.6. Intravenous Urography
1.4.7. Renal Arteriography
1.4.8. Ultrasound
1.4.9. Gammagraphy
1.4.10. Urine Study
1.4.11. Urinary Sediment Analysis
1.4.12. Evaluation of Renal Function: Urea, Creatinine and Clearance
1.4.13. Osmolality and Functional Tests
1.4.14. Renal Biopsy
1.4.15. Protocol and Technique Procedure
1.4.16. Renal Patient Management in Emergencies

1.5. Pharmacokinetics in Kidney Failure

1.5.1. Absorption
1.5.2. Distribution
1.5.3. Metabolism
1.5.4. Elimination
1.5.5. Dosage Adjustment

Module 2. Renal Function Replacement Therapy: Hemodialysis

2.1. Hemodialysis

2.1.1. History and Current Status
2.1.2. Evolution

2.2. The Physiology of Hemodialysis

2.2.1. Diffusion
2.2.2. UF
2.2.3. Convection
2.2.4. Convention
2.2.5. Urea Kinetics

2.3. Dialysis Liquids

2.3.1. Introduction
2.3.2. Water Treatment
2.3.3. Methods of Water Treatment
2.3.4. Quality Control of Water
2.3.5. The Water Treatment Plant. Types and Characteristics. Controls. Problems

2.4. Dialyzers

2.4.1. Definition, Characteristics, Formats
2.4.2. Types of Membranes
2.4.3. Factors to Consider when Choosing a Dialyzer. Ideal Dialyzer

2.5. Indications of Hemodialysis

2.5.1. Dialysis Dosis: Purification of Small, Medium and Large Molecules
2.5.2. Preservation of Residual Renal Function

2.6. Dialysis Monitors

2.6.1. Main Characteristics and Differences Between Different Types
2.6.2. Preparation and Verification of the Material Needed
2.6.3. Session Planning According to the Prescription: Composition and Temperature of Dialysis Liquids. (DL) Sterility Conditions Adjustment of Connections of the Extracorporeal Circuit Ending the Session

2.6.4. Monitor Management: Setting up, Priming, Connecting, Disconnecting and Disinfecting the Monitors

2.7. Quality / Efficacy of the Depuration Techniques

2.7.1. Dialysis Dose KT or KT/V in Each Technique
2.7.2. Water Balance Dry Weight Euvolemic Weight Bioimpedance Applications

2.8. High-flow Hemodialysis and Convective Techniques

2.8.1. Definition
2.8.2. Types
2.8.3. Equipment Management
2.8.4. Benefits of High-flow Hemodialysis and Convective Techniques

2.9. Anticoagulation in HD: Latest Information

2.9.1. The Clot. Coagulation Cascade
2.9.2. Factors which Promote Clotting in HD
2.9.3. Use of Anticoagulation in HD Measurement and Monitoring of Anticoagulation

2.9.4. Anticoagulation with Heparin Unfractionated Heparin (UFH) Heparinization Types Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH) Secondary Effects of Heparin UFH or LMWH?

2.9.5. Influence of the Membrane and the HD Technique on Anticoagulation
2.9.6. Strategies for Patients with High Risk of Bleeding HD without Heparin HD low dose of Heparin Regional Heparinization with Citrate Heparinization with Heparin and Protamine Citrate in the Dialysis Fluid Regional Anticoagulation with Prostacyclin Mesilato Nafomast

2.9.7. Other Methods of Clotting
2.9.8. Antiaggregation and Anticoagulation in HD Patients

2.10. Organisation of a Dialysis Unit 

2.10.1. General Objective
2.10.2. Structure of the Unit
2.10.3. Dialysis Room
2.10.4. Organisation
2.10.5. Patients
2.10.6. Nursing Staff
2.10.7. Procedures Preventative Medicine Controls Patient Documentation Analytical Controls Nursing Protocol for the Welcoming Patients with CKD Welcome Guide for Nursing Professionals in HD Latest Protocols Needed During the HD Session

2.11. Latest Information on Vascular Accesses fro HD

2.11.1. Fistulas Native and Prosthetic Arteriovenous Fistulas. Most Common Locations Pre-Surgery Assessment Surgical management Nursing Care Postoperative Controls Nursing Care to Improve Fistula Development and Survival (FAVI) Home Self-Care of Arteriovenous Fistula Home Care of an Extravasation of the Arteriovenous Fistula Measures to Follow in Case of Hemorrhage Puncture of the AVF. General Rules for Punctures Pain in Punctures. Puncture Techniques. Special Considerations in the Puncture of Prosthetic AVF Puncture techniques: Unipuncture or Bipuncture. Butonhole Technique Self-Guided Vascular Cannulation (Peripheral and Central) Contol of Blood Recirculation in an Arteriovenous Fistula Complications and Treatment

2.11.2. Catheters Types Surgical Technique Catheter Infections Treatment Catheter Care and Complications

2.12. General Care Procedures During the HD Session

2.12.1. Monitoring of the Patient During the Sessions Medication in the Hemodialysis Session Nursing Records and Charts Nurse’s Actions in the Face of Acute Complications in Hemodialysis Sessions

2.12.2. Physical Complications. Hypotension Blood Loss Cramps Air Embolism Hypotension. Causes. Evaluation Methods. Short and Long-Term Treatment. Dry Weight and Ideal Weight Hypertension Nausea and Vomiting Blood Loss Cramps Air Embolism Allergic Reaction to Drugs and Dialysis Material Hemolysis Precordial Pain Seizuires Headaches: Most Common Causes and Treatment

2.12.3. Mechanisms Filter Breakage Partial and/or Total Coagulation of the Circuit Blood Extravasation Needle Removal Monitor Malfunction

2.12.4. Chronic Complications of HD Phosphocalcium Metabolism Sexual and Reproductive Disfunction Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Uremic Pericarditis Uremic Polyneuropathy Anemia in Hemodialysis

2.13. Health Education for the Chronic Renal Patient

2.13.1. Promotion of Healthy Lifestyle Habits
2.13.2. Appropriate Nutrition
2.13.3. Fluids and Ions Managament
2.13.4. Quality of Life for Dialysis Patients

2.14. Home-based Hemodialysis

2.14.1. Definition
2.14.2. Monitor Management
2.14.3. Training the Patient for Home-based Hemodialysis

2.15. Managing the Infectious Pathology in Hemodialysis

2.15.1. Hepatitis C Virus Latest Information on the Treatment of Hepatitis in Patients with CKD Hepatitis B Virus Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Module 3. Other Extrarenal Depuration Techniques in a Hospital Setting 

3.1. Continuous Hemodiafiltration

3.1.1. Equipment Management and Care

3.2. Plasmapheresis

3.2.1. Equipment Management and Care

3.3. Techniques Combined with Adsorption

3.3.1. Hemoperfusion Equipment Management and Care

3.3.2. Apheresis with Resin Types Equipment Management and Care


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