Provides the student with an overview of important dialysis related issues. Presents the history of dialysis, the Medical End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program, ethical/legal aspects of dialysis, health insurance, choice to terminate, the future of dialysis, and career options. Emphasis is placed on gaining independence in dialysis-related techniques and documentation. Upon completion, students will be prepared to care for a variety of patients with renal failure while managing time effectively. Prerequisites: DIA 100
and DIA 120
. Co-requisite: Coordinated Internship.
Lecture 3 hours per week.