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Fluids, Electrolytes, Acids and Bases

New Course!

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. 

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.


 

 

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.

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.

Understanding Hyperphosphatemia and Mineral Bone Disorder - Module 1

This module discusses the definition of mineral bone disorder (MBD) in chronic kidney disease (CKD), important markers in CKD-MBD and monitoring parameters.

Understanding Hyperphosphatemia and Mineral Bone Disorder - Module 2

This module provides an overview on pathophysiology of CKD-MBD and review the roles of different key players in mineral bone homeostasis.

Understanding Hyperphosphatemia and Mineral Bone Disorder - Module 3

This module provides an introduction to the management and treatment approaches for CKD-MBD.