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Good Nutritional Practices for Hemodialysis Patients

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This course will provide an overview on nutritional disorders and challenges of hemodialysis patients. It will summarize nutritional monitoring & assessment with 5 key Nutritional Practices for dialysis patients. It will also discuss special recommendations for dialysis patients with diabetes.

 

Anemia Jeopardy! 1 Player

Test your knowledge on Anemia Management in CKD!

Review the Anemia Management in Kidney Disease elearning course to learn more.

Anemia Jeopardy! 2 Players

Compete and test your knowledge on Anemia Management in CKD!

Review the Anemia Management in Kidney Disease elearning course to learn more.

Anemia Management in Kidney Disease

This course discusses the clinical manifestations, diagnostic criteria, etiologies and guideline recommendations on the management of anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). It provides an overview on iron deficiency anemia, Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents (ESAs) recommendations and the use of IV vs. oral iron agents.

CKD-MBD Jeopardy! 1 Player

Test your knowledge on CKD-MBD!

Review the following elearning courses to learn more:

Understanding Hyperphosphatemia and Mineral Bone Disorder

Pharmacological Intervention and Outcomes in Hyperphosphatemia and Mineral Bone Disorder

CKD-MBD Jeopardy! 2 Players

Compete and test your knowledge on CKD-MBD!

Review the following elearning courses to learn more:

Understanding Hyperphosphatemia and Mineral Bone Disorder

Pharmacological Intervention and Outcomes in Hyperphosphatemia and Mineral Bone Disorder

Pharmacological Intervention and Outcomes in Hyperphosphatemia and Mineral Bone Disorder

This course will provide an overview on the characteristics of different phosphate binders for treatment of hyperphosphatemia in dialysis patients. It will describe the general mode of action and administration of phosphate binders, discuss effects of phosphate binders and explain how vitamin D and calcimimetics can be used in the treatment of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), and different barriers to CKD-MBD management.

Understanding Hyperphosphatemia and Mineral Bone Disorder

This course discusses the pathophysiology of Mineral Bone Disorder in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and reviews the roles of the major players in mineral bone homeostasis. The course also provides an introduction to the management and treatment approaches for this disorder.

KDIGO CKD-MBD 2017 Updates is available now! Click Here to start presentation.

Learn about the 2017 Updates of the KDOQI Mineral and Bone Disorder Guidelines and stay up-to-date with topics related to MBD diagnosis, recommended phosphorus intake, goal phosphorus levels, goal PTH levels, and MBD in transplant patients. The key differences between the 2017 and 2009 guideline recommendations are highlighted in the short presentation. Full guideline document can be accessed at the end of the presentation or by clicking on the references icon.


 

 

Fluids, Electrolytes, Acids and Bases

This course provides a comprehensive overview on major components of body fluid, mechanisms of homeostasis and their impact on fluid movement. It will review acid/base chemistry and roles of electrolytes in normal body functions. It will also cover how these components are regulated by the kidneys, the possible causes, symptoms and treatment strategies of imbalances in patients with kidney disease.

 

Fluids, Electrolytes, Acids and Bases Module 1

This module will review the basic concepts of body fluid composition, body water distribution, electrolyte distribution and acid/base chemistry.

 

Fluids, Electrolytes, Acids and Bases Module 2

This module will discuss how fluids, electrolytes, acids and bases are balanced within the body through homeostasis.

 

Fluids, Electrolytes, Acids and Bases Module 3

This module will discuss what happens when fluids, electrolytes, acids and bases are imbalanced in patients with kidney disease. It will cover causes, symptoms and possible treatment strategies of these imbalances.

 

Transitioning from Peritoneal Dialysis to Home Hemodialysis

This course will provide an overview on Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) to Home Hemodialysis (HHD) transition pathways, potential reasons for PD technique failure, patient considerations on choosing HHD. It will highlight the importance of early modality education and the outcomes with a PD to HHD approach.

*This is currently available as non-CE course only.

Home Therapies: Current State and Future Potential

This course will provide an overview on the current state of home therapies. It will describe why home dialysis therapies are underutilized and list reasons to justify the use of home therapies as a first-line option. It will also explain important patient and caregiver factors to consider when choosing between peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis. 

The Kidneys in Health and Disease

This course will review renal anatomy and nephron structure, principles of renal physiology, Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) prevalence and classification, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) prevalence and classification.

Fluid Management in Kidney Disease

This course will describe fluid compartments of the body and the role of the kidneys in fluid management, the consequences of fluid overload in kidney disease, guideline recommendations on fluid management approaches and the principles and applications of tools for measuring and evaluating fluid overload in patients with kidney disease.

Vascular Access in Hemodialysis

This course will discuss the importance of early patient education, explain risks, benefits and current trends for each type of vascular access. It will review basic principles of patient evaluation and discuss appropriate cannulation techniques and vascular access related complications.

Hemodialysis Essentials

Hemodialysis is the most common renal replacement modality in the US. This course will review history and current trends in hemodialysis, discuss the indications for hemodialysis and the components needed to perform it. We will look at the basic mechanisms of hemodialysis, hemodialysis prescriptions, dose and discuss potential complications and safety concerns. 

Home Hemodialysis: The Basics

Home hemodialysis is a valuable alternative to in center treatment for patients that prefer dialysis at home. This course provides an introduction to types of home hemodialysis prescriptions, technical requirements, patient selection and training. It further discusses the benefits as well as the potential complications of home hemodialysis.

Home Hemodialysis: The Basics - Module 1

This module reviews the history of home hemodialysis and discusses different types of home hemodialysis prescriptions.