Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) University

CRRT University is designed for health care providers caring for infants, children and/or adults receiving Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT).  This one and one-half day course combines interactive didactic small course instruction (6 hours) with a full day simulation course.  medical professionals (RN and MD) are provided with an integrated platform to acquire new skills and abilities that will:

  • Improve aptitude in caring for CRRT patients
  • Increase  working knowledge of the CRRT machine and ability to troubleshoot alarms
  • Enhance abilities to navigate and adapt to complex situations involving CRRT
  • Develop strategies for addressing challenging communication issues and program structure.

For additional information on CRRT University, please contact

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

What CRRT University participants are saying about their experience

  • “I thought the training provided a 'realistic' view”
  • “The ONE most important thing learned was troubleshooting CRRT alarms, evidence to initiate procedure earlier in renal failure patients, pre-dilution vs post-dilution fluids, and alarm management.”
  • “I learned many tips about trouble shooting the machine.”  
  • “I now know how to better address alarms. Sometimes you simply don’t have a CRRT orientation experience that allows you to do much "troubleshooting" so the course allowed me to practice a lot of that, for example, the dialysate weight alarm troubleshooting.”  
  • “The ONE most important thing learned was developing a yearly competency surrounding CRRT for all PICU nurses.”

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 
Phone: 513-803-4408


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