I ran into a colleague from Children’s Hospital over the weekend and she pointed me in the direction of this great education website that they have created for the education of students, residents and fellows. In particular, they have designed a hemodialysis simulator that allows you to run a dialysis session from start to finish. It includes all the patient parameters: labs, examination, fluid inputs and outputs. It then asks you to set up the circuit and start the dialysis. All of the usual parameters can be changed at any time.
This is a great teaching tool and I highly recommend it. It is geared towards pediatric patients – I doubt if many of our patients weigh 22kg – but the general concepts are the same. They also have a peritoneal dialysis simulator.