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Chronic Kidney Disease

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN

Duration: 2 hours

Course Summary

Nurses are active participants in the disease management and education of patients and families dealing with chronic kidney disease. The progression of kidney disease often involves other disease processes, such as diabetes and hypertension. Early identification of and educating individuals about chronic kidney disease management and treatment options improves outcomes. This course will provide nurses with an overview of chronic kidney disease, including its incidence, signs and symptoms, clinical workup, complications, and treatment options.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Pathophysiology
    1. Causes
    2. Complications
    3. History and Physical Exam
    4. Laboratory Evaluation
    5. Screening
  3. Treatment
    1. Management Hypertension
    2. Manage Acid-Base Disorders
    3. Monitor for Congestive Heart Failure
    4. Monitor for and Manage Anemia
    5. Monitor for and Manage Bone and Mineral Metabolism
    6. Manage Electrolyte Disturbances
    7. Monitor for and Treat Urinary Protein
    8. Optimize the Diet
    9. Control Cardiovascular Risk Factors
    10. Avoid Nephrotoxic Agents
    11. Monitor for Other Complications
    12. Evaluate for Renal Replacement Therapies
    13. Nurses Role
  4. Summary

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