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Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease

Course author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN
Contact Hours: 2.5
Price: $7.48
Course Free with purchase of unlimited courses!

Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
This course expires on: 5/28/2017
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Course Description
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 Outline
  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
NurseCe4Less is ANCC approved
NurseCe4Less is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (ANCC)


The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

Often both generic and trade names are used in courses. Trade names may be referred to in a course to promote familiarity and does not suggest endorsement of any individual product over another.

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