Chronic Kidney Disease: Fatigue vs Function - PT32

Chronic Kidney Disease: Fatigue vs Function

by Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, NWCC, FAND
(4.5 / 928 ratings )

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

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive condition that can cause significant muscle weakness, osteoporosis, and malnutrition. Secondary sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass) due to CKD may be associated with limited mobility, increased fall risk, and loss of functional independence. CKD affects 15% of the adult population in the United States, therefore physical therapy professionals are likely to see patients with CKD within their practice setting. An understanding of the condition and impact on function is critical.


The goal of this educational program is to provide physical therapists with knowledge of the etiology and presentation of CKD, current medical guidelines, the impact on functional status, and additional considerations for rehabilitation.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the basic physiological functions of the kidney and how they relate to diagnosing CKD.
  • List at least 5 conditions that lead to CKD.
  • Briefly describe the 5 stages of CKD and the expected symptoms at each stage.
  • Discuss medical treatment options for CKD.
  • Identify exercise guidelines for physical therapy professionals to follow when treating patients with CKD.

Approval Information
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 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 for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
Relias LLC reports completions to the following states utilizing CEBroker: FL, MS, SC, TN (provider # 50-1489).
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: 4/8/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/30/2023


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

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


For Florida professionals:

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ROSELLE A - Eastvale, CA  ·  May 22, 2020
It will be better with AV aids.
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Heather S - Burton, TX  ·  May 17, 2020
There was material supporting the "incorrect" answers on this test. Maybe should be a little more clear on wording the question.
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Scott Tillotson, PT T - Ellinwood, KS  ·  May 07, 2020
helps me consider how to modify my treatment of patients with CKD
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Almario Alexis G. O - JACKSONVILLE, FL  ·  Apr 25, 2020
Great course and very informative!
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Brenda R - Glade Park, CO  ·  Apr 12, 2020
very detailed anatomy, wish there was more on treating patients for rehab and outcomes
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Price: $19.00
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