Renal Nutrition for the Dietitian - RD123

Renal Nutrition for the Dietitian

by M. Alison Hull, MPH, RD, LD
RD123
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This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (12.00 CPEU)

Summary:

Revised March 2011. A significant revision to this comprehensive course on renal nutrition. Includes pre-ESRD treatment, nutrition support, NKF DOQI guidelines, assessment, pre-dialysis, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, CAPD, transplantation, anemia, toxicity, dementia, much more.  

Objectives:

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the structure and function of the kidney, and explain the progression of renal disease
  • List and define the kinds of congenital and pediatric renal disease, and discuss the diagnosis and treatment of each
  • Explain the process of hemodialysis, and discuss possible complications and nutritional implications in detail
  • List the types of peritoneal dialysis, and discuss the criteria, contraindications and nutritional implications of each
  • Explain how transplants work, including discussing donor screening, rejection and diet therapy
  • Explain and compare the various assessment techniques for the adult ESRD patient
  • Show how to calculate protein catabolic rate and explain its importance
  • Explain the Kt/V index, and its use and significance
  • Discuss at length the nutritional needs of various renal patients, including those on dialysis
  • Discuss vitamin and mineral nutriture for the individual with renal disease
  • Explain oxalosis, its causes and effects
  • Discuss nutrition therapy during various stages of renal disease
  • Explain the special needs of pregnant women with renal disease and discuss how to assess, treat and monitor them
  • Explain some of the criteria for nutrition support, both enteral and parenteral, and explain its use in various types of renal disease
  • Discuss techniques for motivating renal patients to follow dietary guidelines, and explain how compliance may be fostered and monitored
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Accreditation Information
 
The course is intended for nutrition professionals
 
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This course is a level 3 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3020, 3060, 3090, 5030 and performance indicators of 10.1.2, 10.2.7, 10.2.8, 10.2.9. 
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).