Peritoneal Dialysis and Amia cycler training - October 16, 2024

October 16, 2024

The introduction of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients into our hospital census has created the need for PD education for registered nurses.  We already provide hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease (ESRD), but a practice and knowledge gap exists for RNs as it relates to peritoneal dialysis and the use of a PD cycler. Training is necessary to improve how RNs can provide this needed treatment for our PD patients. Education about what PD is, who PD is for, how PD works, adverse effects to watch for, and how to use the PD cycler for our patients will help to close this gap. Many patients receive PD in our area, and this will be a patient-focused care that we will be able to provide in our hospital to better serve our community. Many inpatients who have been here have reported they wish they could use our hospital for their PD care.

Target Audience

Registered Nurse

Learning Objectives

The learner will be able to explain what PD is, who can receive PD, pathophysiology of PD, and complications of PD.

The learner will be able to successfully demonstrate the use of the Baxter Amia cycler during set-up, initiation of treatment and discontinuation of treatment.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/16/2024
Course expires: 
12/16/2024
Event starts: 
10/16/2024 - 11:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/16/2024 - 3:00pm EDT

The introduction of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients into our hospital census has created the need for PD education for registered nurses.  We already provide hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease (ESRD), but a practice and knowledge gap exists for RNs as it relates to peritoneal dialysis and the use of a PD cycler. Training is necessary to improve how RNs can provide this needed treatment for our PD patients. Education about what PD is, who PD is for, how PD works, adverse effects to watch for, and how to use the PD cycler for our patients will help to close this gap. Many patients receive PD in our area, and this will be a patient-focused care that we will be able to provide in our hospital to better serve our community. Many inpatients who have been here have reported they wish they could use our hospital for their PD care.

UPMC Carlisle
Carlisle, PA
United States

Emily Hoover, BSN, RN

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.0 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.00 Attendance
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