Chronic Kidney Disease - PT32

Chronic Kidney Disease

Fatigue vs. Function

by Anne Ahlman, MPT and Andrea Salzman, MS, PT
(4.5 / 734 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Most physical therapists have treated patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and many have interacted with patients receiving kidney dialysis. Currently, more than 10% of the adult population in the U.S. is affected by CKD. Unfortunately, kidney problems are the ninth leading cause of death in the U.S. and are on the rise, with the incidence of CKD more than doubling in people older than 65 between 2000 and 2008.


The goal of this program is to help physical therapists and physical therapist assistants identify the etiology, presentation, and interventions associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD). After reading this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe the etiology and presentation of CKD
  • Discuss how manifestations of CKD may affect a patient’s ability to perform physical activities.
  • List medical treatments typically associated with CKD

Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 12S0226 for 01/01/12 to 01/01/13, 13S0167 for 01/02/13 to 01/02/14; 14S0407 for 01/03/14 to 01/03/15; 15S0764 for 01/04/15 to 01/04/16; 16S0019 for 01/05/16 to 01/05/17; 17S0127 for 01/06/17 to 01/06/18).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE120018292 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CE130019748 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021443 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023695 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27039 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-538460 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-538460 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 4170 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, 4814 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; 5261 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; 5824 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/14; 5824 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; 2142 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; 2016-515 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; 2017-423 for 1/1/18 to 12/31/18).
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE002868 for 02/05/12 to 12/31/12; PTCE004230 for 01/26/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE006362 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE009920 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 179-2012 for 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 202-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-367 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18; 1801-210 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
This course has been approved by:
The Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 01/23/12 to 01/23/16; 1/24/15 to 03/16/19.
The Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 01/30/12 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17; 11/29/17 to 7/31/19.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4124 for 01/01/12 to 01/01/13, 437-4609 for 01/01/13 to 01/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 1/16/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/2/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/2/2021


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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JENNA B - Feasterville, PA  ·  Sep 20, 2018
good information, good content, well explained
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Darren C - Kennett Square, PA  ·  Sep 18, 2018
informative course, will increase my awareness of CKD when working with patients
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Christopher R - Rockford, IL  ·  Sep 14, 2018
Very useful information to have when working with patients who also have CKD
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Douglas S - Gilbert AZ, AZ  ·  Aug 29, 2018
This was a great continuing education course
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Jennifer P - Sheboygan, WI  ·  Aug 17, 2018
Very informative. Thank you for the knowledge
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50