Chronic Kidney Disease Nutrition Management Module 5 - The Transition from Chronic Kidney Disease to Kidney Failure

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This module discusses the transition from chronic kidney disease to kidney failure. The diet changes as chronic kidney disease develops and progresses to kidney failure.

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Brought to you by the Center for Professional Development with a special thank you to the content writers and presenters, Theresa A. Kuracina, MS, RD, CDE, LN, and Andrew Narva, MD, FACP, at the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP)

We will discuss the transition from chronic kidney disease to kidney failure. The diet changes as chronic kidney disease develops and progresses to kidney failure.

The first half of the module includes a case study. We will follow Maria as she develops kidney disease that progresses to kidney failure. You will hear more about food composition and diet changes. The second half of the module includes a discussion of the options for treating kidney failure, including hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, kidney transplantation and conservative management, and diet recommendations for renal replacement therapy.

CPEU: 2.5
CPE Level: 2
Suggested Learning Need Codes: 5340, 5000, 2020, 5360, 5410

Learning Objectives

  • Use biochemical data to assess and monitor CKD.
  • Recommend diet changes for CKD.
  • Identify the four treatment options for kidney failure.
  • Differentiate between the diet requirements for hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation.

This e-learning self-study includes Web links to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standards Reference, Case Western Reserve University, the National Kidney Disease Education Program and additional Online Learning opportunities.

The course includes PDF files of the speaker presentations and handouts as well as a downloadable CPE certificate.

The Certificate of Training program consists of five separate modules that build on each other. To receive the certificate associated with this training, all five modules and related tests must first be completed and a subsequent final post test exam in Module 5 must be passed with a minimum of an 80% in order to receive the Certificate of Training. The Certificate of Training can then be downloaded and printed from the site.

Revised modules now reflect the following recommendations for CKD patients:

  • Sodium intake of < 2,300 mg rather than < 1,500 mg per day (IOM, 2013)
  • Blood pressure target of < 140/90 mm Hg rather than < 130/80 mm Hg (JNC 8, 2014)
  • Initial antihypertensive treatment with an ACEi or ARB (JNC 8, 2014).

Immediately following purchase, you will receive an access email for the module. This email contains a link which will remain active for 30 days once the link has been activated by the user.

This product is approved for individual use only. Only the registered participant is eligible for continuing professional education units.

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