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Nephrology: Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nephrology?

Nephrology is the branch of internal medicine dealing with the study of the function and diseases of the kidney.
Nephrology refers to the field related to medical conditions of the kidney. The nephrologist treats people with kidney diseases of various types including those who have lost kidney function entirely and must rely on dialysis or kidney transplant. Nephrology also includes illnesses caused by abnormalities of the body's water and mineral balance, hypertension (High Blood Pressure) and diabetes related kidney diseases. 9)
Nephrology is a branch of internal medicine dealing with the function and diseases of the kidney. Nephrology concerns itself with the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases, including electrolyte disturbances and hypertension, and the care of those requiring kidney replacement therapy, including dialysis and kidney transplant.
Nephrology refers to the field related to medical conditions of the kidney. The nephrologist treats people with kidney diseases of various types, including those who have lost kidney function entirely and must rely on dialysis or kidney transplant. Nephrology also includes illnesses caused by abnormalities of the body's water and mineral balance, hypertension (high blood pressure) and diabetes-related kidney diseases.

What is Nephrology or a Nephrologist?

A nephrologist is a physician who specializes in the field of Nephrology. A Nephrologist has completed an internal medicine residency and subsequently a fellowship in the specialty of nephrology. Nephrology is the study, diagnosis and treatment of kidney disorders. Nephrology primarily focuses on the progressive deterioration in kidney function called chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD is broken down into stages from 1 to 5. ...

How is Nephrology nursing distance education delivered?

For each theory course, BCIT sends you a course manual. Each manual contains several modules exploring the theory covered in the course. During the term, you are to work through the modules at home, on your own and at your own pace but with the guidance of a tutor as needed. The modules contain learning activities, critical reflections and readings to support your learning. In addition, each course contains assignments to be completed for evaluation. ...
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What is Paediatric Nephrology?

Peadiatric Nephrology is the medical speciality that deals with diseases of kidney in children. Paediatric Nephrologist are the doctors who are trained child specialist(Paediatrician) & have further training in kidney diseases (Nephrology). There are only a few Paediatric Nephrologist in India.

Does my Nephrology Nursing certificate give me a certified nephrology nurse CNeph (C) designation?

The only board that can grant the CNeph (C) is the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). If you are interested in exploring this option, contact them online or call them at 1-800-450-5260.
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What does [nephrology, neurology, periodontology, etc...] have to do with the heart?

The heart is an amazingly complex organ, which affects and is affected by nearly every other organ or system in the body. From its origins as two simple tubes to its maturity as a four-chambered muscle pumping an average of 50 million gallons of blood in a lifetime, the heart has never been better understood - and yet we have so much more to discover. ...
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Does RenalPlus produce GP letters from Nephrology outpatient clinics?

YES – RenalPlus has automated much of this process, it includes a base template which you may adapt to suit your own needs.

Why are nephrology nurses on the forefront of performing therapeutic plasma exchange?

The nephrology nurse's role in TPE has evolved naturally. The expertise with extracorporeal circulation has always been in the domain of nephrology. Nephrology nurses are recognized experts on systemic anticoagulation of whole blood, and have been skilled in the maintenance and monitoring of sophisticated equipment and technology for decades.

What do I need to know about registering in the Nephrology Nursing program?

You can register into theory courses in several ways: Online: Using BCIT’s Web site Telephone: Call Part-time Registration at 604-434-1610 or toll-free at 1-866-434-1610 Fax: 604-430-1331 Mail: Send to Nephrology Nursing Specialty, BCIT, 3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby BC, V5G 3H2 Registration into clinical courses requires a completed clinical application form. We send the clinical application forms with the course materials for the prerequisite theory course. ...
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What is the difference between the Acumen nephrology-focused EHR (nEHR) and other electronic health records on the market?

Typically, electronic health records are not designed with a clinical specialty in mind - especially in the case of nephrology. The CKD Solutions - nEHR was designed by nephrologists, for nephrologists to maintain, track and communicate medical, patient and business information for the care of patients with kidney disease. The nEHR will interface with dialysis labs and dialysis information systems and provides business tools designed to assist in analyzing clinical nephrology practice. 3

I wish to come to PGI Nephrology Department. How do I go about it?

The Nephrology department runs Renal Clinics thrice a week; on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays (9 AM to 1 PM). A separate clinic is held for Renal Transplant patients on Thursdays at 2 PM. You have to first come to Medical OPD and will be referred to the Renal Clinic by the Medical OPD doctors.

Besides Registered Nurse status, what preparation does BCIT’s Nephrology Nursing program build upon?

The Nephrology Nursing program is for those already practising in nephrology nursing who wish to enhance their understanding of renal disease and nephrology nursing care. Knowing from experience that you are comfortable in acute-care settings will foster your success in the Nephrology Nursing program.
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I have nephrology nursing experience already. Will I be granted credit for previous experience?

Experienced nephrology nurses have a variety of opportunities to gain credit in our program. We invite experienced nurses to find out more about Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR) and/or to contact the Program Head for more information.
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For the nephrology nurse, what are the benefits of becoming involved in therapeutic plasma exchange?

TPE allows the nurse to utilize existing skills in a new and similar manner and offers a comfortable alternative to hemodialysis. Unlike patients with chronic renal failure, patients who need TPE generally return to normal activities of daily living, providing a new sense of job satisfaction to the nephrology nurse. Note: Please read the device instructions and consult with a physician to assess all possible complications.
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