Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): Treatment, Guidelines, and Nutrition Management

Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): Treatment, Guidelines, and Nutrition Management

Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): Treatment, Guidelines, and Nutrition Management

Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): Treatment, Guidelines, and Nutrition Management

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) causes lasting damage to the kidneys that gets worse over time. It is a debilitating condition that affects over 37 million people in the United States and an estimated 700+ million people globally. This course will provide an overview of the disease, which includes the stages of CKD, complications, and treatment options. The prevalence amongst different gender, age and ethnic groups will be examined, evidence-based and clinical practice guidelines will be identified, and the impact of the disease on a health, social, economic and global level will be discussed.

COURSE INFORMATION

45 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-04-23Updated 2020-04-23

Course Objectives

  • Understand CKD and classify the signs and symptoms.
  • Outline the different stages of CKD and connect those stages to the progression of the disease.
  • Analyze the prevalence of CKD and compare the prevalence by gender, age and ethnic groups.
  • Examine treatment options and connect them to evidence-based and clinical practice guidelines.
  • Examine the health and social consequences of CKD and identify the current economic and global impact of the disease.

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