Learning Aims:
  • Students will explain what events are performed in the dialysis centre, what rules must be followed during the dialysis, who works here and what education the person has to have.
  • They will complement the information on the functioning of artificial kidney.
    • Worksheet
      Suggestions for use:
      Students will be informed about the date of the excursion. We will let them write down the questions that they would like to ask the medical staff to supplement the missing information on the matter. As the output of the excursion, students can write an article for the school magazine about the operation of dialysis centre, complemented with their own photographs taken during the excursion or the interviews with patients or the experience of medical staff.
      Possible questions:
      • How does haemodialysis work?
      • Where, who and when is it carried out?
      • What can I do during these 4-5 hours of dialysis?
      • How does each respective haemodialysis go on?
      • How to prepare for it before it starts?
      • Who is eligible for haemodialysis?
      • Who is ineligible for haemodialysis?
      • What are its advantages over abdominal dialysis?
      • What are the disadvantages? What will limit me?
      • What can be a complication of haemodialysis? How do I know?
      • If I decide for haemodialysis, can I change my decision in future?
      • What will happen if I undergo transplantation in future?

      * This text can be found for example on the website: http://www.nefrologie.eu/cgi-bin/main/read.cgi?page=hemodialyza, http://www.kidney.org/