Nutritional Challenges Associated with Hemodialysis
This continuing education course defines the importance of nutrition in the outcome of dialysis patients and explores possible mechanisms that cause or promote poor nutritional status, with a specific emphasis on nutritional interventions.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Describe possible mechanisms that cause or promote poor nutritional status associated with dialysis.
- Identify risk for and diagnose protein-energy wasting in patients with kidney disease.
- Describe how appropriate renal nutrition interventions can enhance outcomes for patients receiving hemodialysis.
- Evaluate recommendations and evidence for nutrient requirements of end-stage renal disease patients.
Pamela Kent, MS, RD, CDE, LD, is director of ESCO operations for Centers for Dialysis Care in Cleveland. She's co-chair of the Scope of Practice/Standards of Professional Performance Committee on Nephrology Nutrition, a workgroup member for the Academy Evidence Analysis for Chronic Kidney Disease and former Academy House of Delegates representative for the Renal Practice Group..
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflicts of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR