Recurrent Nephrolithiasis: Nutritional Interventions for Treatment and Prevention
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3005, 4040, 5340, 5400; Level 3
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 10.2.8
This continuing education course reviews the epidemiological evidence, background, pathophysiology, and nutritional implications of nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) to help dietitians provide individual nutrition care plans based on kidney stone type.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Identify the risk factors for nephrolithiasis occurrence and recurrence.
- Identify three ways to diagnose nephrolithiasis and discuss the pros and cons of each one.
- Identify the five types of common nephrolithiasis and understand how diet influences their formation.
- Analyze a client’s or patient’s diet and discuss what nutritional factors may have influenced his or her stone formation.
- Create an individual nutrition plan based on a client’s or patient’s diet history and stone analysis to prevent stone recurrence.
Kimberly Thompson, MS, RD, LDN, is a clinical specialist dietitian in Memphis, Tennessee who specializes in spinal cord injury nutrition.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR