Background

Sudan has many hemodialysis units, most of which are stand-alone units scattered throughout the country. These units serve a large number of patients with end-stage kidney disease. Dialysis units are mainly staffed by medical officers with limited or no formal nephrology training. Dialysis care is complex and requires a thorough understanding of deranged physiology and pharmacokinetics in patients with no functioning kidneys. Furthermore, unique issues pertaining to patients with end-stage kidney disease include dialysis access, anemia, bone disease, and dialysis adequacy metrics. In Sudan, there are occasional dialysis educational courses but they are sporadic and not readily accessible to staff working in remote units. This project aims at providing a platform in which physicians running dialysis centers across the country can distantly present cases, discuss with and learn from experts, in addition to exchange ideas and expertise with their counterparts in different places in Sudan. The project can potentially result in the provision of superior care to dialysis patients that is cost-effective and lifesaving.

Objective

Train Sudanese dialysis units’ staff to:

  1. Stage and delay progression of chronic kidney disease
  2. Plan and secure the best dialysis access for individual patients
  3. Diagnose and treat dialysis emergencies
  4. Manage access complications
  5. Prescribe and monitor dialysis adequately
  6. Recognize and manage complications of end-stage kidney disease
  7. Select and prepare patients for peritoneal dialysis
  8. Identify the role of continuous kidney replacement therapy
  9. Improve presentation skills

While implementing the above objectives the following will be emphasized:

  1. How to maximally utilize limited available resources
  2. How to reduce the cost of care

Subject Matter Experts

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Schedule

All activities are on Saturdays 10am-12pm Khartoum time

 

Target Audience

Physicians working in Dialysis Centers in Sudan

Activity Flow

  1. Subject matter expert didactic talk– 20 mins
  2. Case presentation by a participant – 20 mins
  3. Discussion – 40 mins

Asynchronous Learning

  1. Pre-test/Questions before every activity
  2. Slides of Presentations after every activity
  3. Final Post-test

Certificates

Certificates will be issued to those who attend all sessions and participate in asynchronous learning

Accreditation from ProjectECHO – University of New Mexico– in progress

Registration

To be confirmed

Team

Facilitator: Dr. Sherif  Alsadig Elhadi Elmahdi

Coordinator: Dr. Abubaker Shadoul Mohamed Farah

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