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BA: Dialysis BA-01: Dialysis Nursing
No. Competency Item NAC DEV COM DTE EXC
BA-01-01 Demonstrate knowledge and ability to apply critical thinking and clinical judgment in the dialysis role.
BA-01-02 Demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, specifically the urinary system, renal function, and cardiovascular system.
  Demonstrate knowledge of pathophysiology, symptoms, treatment, and interventions of renal failure:          
  • pathophysiology of renal failure
  • BA-01-04
  • symptoms
  • BA-01-05
  • disruption to kidney function
  • BA-01-06
  • osmosis, diffusion, ultra-filtration
  • BA-01-07
  • symptoms related to poor dialysis
  • BA-01-08
  • treatments: peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, diet and fluid restrictions, and sodium, potassium, calcium and phosphorous restrictions
  •   Demonstrate knowledge and ability to assess for associated health problems:          
  • acuchecks
  • BA-01-10
  • edema
  • BA-01-11
  • hypertension
  • BA-01-12
  • ischemic feet
  • BA-01-13
  • lab values
  • BA-01-14
  • mental status
  • BA-01-15
  • need for dietary consult
  • BA-01-16
  • weight changes
  • BA-01-17 Demonstrate knowledge and ability to apply standard precautions, WHMIS Regulations, and principles of asepsis in Dialysis Nursing.
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