Home Health Aide On-the-Go In-service Vol 3, Issue 11, Renal Disease
This lesson on Renal Disease includes a complete training packet. Each in-service packet takes approximately one hour to complete and fully meets the Medicare in-service training requirements.
As aides need training, you can make as many copies as you want - there’s no restriction when used with aides assigned from your office location. Remember that Home Health Aides must have 12 hours of in-service training every year.
After completion of this program, the home health aide will be able to:
• Describe two major functions of the kidneys
• Name the two leading causes of kidney failure
• Identify two observations home health aides should report, and
• List two treatment options for patients with end-stage renal disease.
About 7.4 million adults in the United States have physiological evidence of kidney disease. Nearly 100,000 of them are diagnosed with renal failure each year. Diabetes mellitus is the most common cause of renal failure, with more than 40% of new cases attributable to diabetes. Hypertension causes more than 15,000 new cases of kidney failure each year, making it the second most common cause. Both diabetes and hypertension are common among homecare patients so it is not surprising that home health aides are often assigned to patients with renal failure.
The purpose of this in-service is to educate home health aides about renal disease and to provide information about caring for affected patients.
Check out the complete series to add flexibility to your in-service training.
Catalog ID: HHAIS311
Product Number: 37-303-11
Reviewed for accuracy: 12/31/2007