Center for Acute Care Nephrology

  • Education

    Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Simulation Courses

    The Center for Acute Care Nephrology offers many different dialysis modalities, with one being Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT).  CRRT has become the standard of care for many patients who are critically ill and whose kidneys are not working properly. 

    Our simulation course is a means of replicating the CRRT procedure in a realistic ICU environment to offer nurses and physicians a means of learning more about how to care for a patient on CRRT through real life simulation scenarios.  The Advanced CRRT Simulation Education (ACUTE) Course is designed for health care providers caring for infants, children and/or adults receiving CRRT.  This one and a half day, hands-on course provides an opportunity for experienced CRRT care professionals (RN and MD) a platform to acquire new skills and abilities.

    The objectives of the course are to assist experienced CRRT care professionals in:

    • Improving their aptitude in caring for CRRT patients
    • Increase their working knowledge of the CRRT machine and ability to troubleshoot alarms
    • Enhance the health care professionals ability to navigate and adapt to complex situations involving CRRT
    • Empower the health care professional to develop strategies for addressing challenging communication issues and program structure.

    For additional information on the ACUTE course, please contact:

    Theresa Mottes, RN, CDN
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 7022
    Cincinnati, OH  45202
    Thersa.mottes@cchmc.org
    Phone: 513-803-3296

    Policies and Procedures

    At the Center for Acute Care Nephrology, we provide care to critically ill patients using many different forms of dialysis for their acute care needs.  In order to provide the best care, guidelines, policies and procedures have been created to ensure that we are providing a standardized method.

    For those health care professionals that are interested in any of our dialysis modality guidelines, policies or procedures, please contact the following:

    Liz Rompies, MSN, RN, CPNP
    Nurse Practitioner
    Nurse Educator
    Liz.schmidt@cchmc.org

    Phone: 513-803-4408

    Conferences

    View archived presentations from the AKI in Children / PCRRT 2012 Conference  

 
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) University

    Save the Date for CRRT University at Cincinnati Children's, designed for health care providers caring for infants, children and/or adults receiving Continuous Renal Replacment Therapy. Session dates are available in July, October, January 2015 and March 2015.

    Download the CRRT University flyer as a PDF.

    Email CACN@cchmc.org for additional information.
  • Services We Provide

    The Center for Acute Care Nephrology (CACN) is developing a variety of therapies to treat acute kidney injury (AKI) and kidney failure. Services provided by the CACN include acute Hemodialysis, aquapheresis and continuous renal replacement therapy.

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