Renal Virology: Blood Borne Viruses


Earn a certificate of completion

Beginner level



Approximately 1-2 hours to complete


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About the course:

At the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Identify hepatitis B & C, HIV & HTLV: mode of transmission, brief pathophysiology, complications, treatment
  • Critically analyse measures for BBv transmission preventive measures within HD units
  • Focus on Hep B & C in renal patients


This section will cover:

  • How the immune system protects people from infectious diseases
  • Understanding of pathogenesis of inflammation & infection
  • Brief over of dysregulation of the immune system in patients with chronic kidney disease


This section will cover:

  • Managing and administering vaccines
  • Legal aspects
  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Record keeping


Once you have completed this section you will be able to:

  • Critically analyse measures for reducing BBv transmission within HD units
  • Relate this to the understanding of the importance of hand hygiene and patient education
  • Understand the WHO "5 moments for hand hygiene for haemodialysis units"

About the author:

Roseline Agyekum

Roseline Agyekum

FHEA MSc PG Cert HCP BSc CCN RN | Lecturer Practitioner | King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Roseline's educational research area is long term conditions with special interest in chronic kidney disease awareness especially among people of African and Afro-Caribbean Ancestry. Her publications have focused on vascular access longevity. Vascular access is the Achilles heel of haemodialysis as a renal replacement therapy.

Her role at King's College Hospital fosters the embedding of research into clinical care through Practice Development. She is involved in a number of Quality Improvement projects to deliver harm-free evidence based care to patients. She is intentional about developing an empowered, motivated, and sustainable renal workforce.

Course design:

Florin Ivan

Florin Ivan

Project Manager, Learning Hub | King's Health Partners

Cost: £0.00