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NSNN 7425 - Advanced Peritoneal Dialysis

Nursing Specialty Nephrology Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

Focuses on the principles of peritoneal dialysis (PD), the application of the concepts of transition to the context and the theory of peritoneal dialysis, comprehensive nursing assessments and care of clients living with peritoneal dialysis, and integrating self-management and self-management support into practice. The emphasis will be on empowering clients on dialysis to self-manage through collaborative goal setting.





Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 44614

Tue Sep 03 - Fri Nov 22 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Nov 22 Online


Josephine Dalmacio

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Course delivery is an online format. Students need to contact the Bookstore in order to obtain course materials. On the first day of class, log in to to access your course. Contact the Program Head at 604-451-7104 for approval to register.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the principles of peritoneal dialysis.
  • Identify the characteristics of a client suited to peritoneal dialysis.
  • Describe the underlying physiological, psychological and social impacts of peritoneal dialysis.
  • Explain the assessment process for peritoneal dialysis clients.
  • Summarize common complications of peritoneal dialysis and the various strategies for complication management.
  • Explain the efficacy of dialysis using clinical data.
  • Apply knowledge of dialysis to develop care plans for peritoneal patients.
  • Explore communication approaches that foster collaborative relationships with peritoneal clients.
  • Create a personal action plan together with a renal patient, using the principles of adult education and self-care management.

Effective as of Fall 2019


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