Nutrition Management of Chronic Kidney Disease: 2020 and Beyond – Self-Study Course

Credits: 12
Course Expiration: November 8, 2023
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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Stay up to date on evidence based guidelines for treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease with this new self-study course!

This course is only available as a “CPE Additional Certificate”. There is no hard copy book – the link to the “required reading” is included in the course document.

This course includes required reading of the National Kidney Foundations Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative Clinical Practice Guideline for Nutrition in CKD: 2020 Update published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease in 2020. The Guideline was developed as a joint effort with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The long-awaited update to the Guideline provides revised evidence-based information which reflect changes in the standard of nutrition care for CKD. The Guideline serves as a template for nutrition recommendations for management of CKD and includes MNT recommendations on assessment, prevention, and treatment of protein-energy wasting, mineral and electrolyte disorders, and other metabolic co-morbid conditions associated with CKD. The information provided is necessary for RDNs and others that treat adults with CKD in a variety of settings.

A case study-based exam allows the learner to apply the information to clinical practice.

Purchasing Options: Course includes course document, link to PDF of the required reading, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade.

The Nutrition Management of Chronic Kidney Disease CPE course provides knowledge that can easily be translated into clinical practice for both seasoned renal RDNs as well as RDNs working with an occasional patient with CKD in a clinical/outpatient setting.
- Nadia Marzella, MS, RDN, CSR, LD
Nutrition Management of Chronic Kidney Disease Self-Study Course
This course takes a case study-based approach into better understanding the updated KDOQI clinical practice guidelines for nutrition in CKD. Patient application allows for the practitioner to more thoroughly dig into the guidelines and then determine the best nutrition plan depending on the patient's stage of CKD. If the length of the guidelines is overwhelming, participants will enjoy this CPE program as it takes a complex subject and breaks it down into manageable nutrition goals that can be implemented with patient care.
- Stacey Phillips, MS, RD
Nutrition Management of Chronic Kidney Disease Self-Study Course

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Interpret and integrate evidence-based research and literature on nutrition and chronic kidney disease into decision making.
  2. Apply research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery and health and nutrition of customers with chronic kidney disease.
  3. Integrate knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients throughout the life span and their role in management of chronic kidney disease.
  4. Apply medical nutrition therapy in prevention and management of chronic kidney disease.

This course is intended for: RDNs, CDEs

CDR Activity Number: 159315  Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature into decision making.
  • 6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery and health and nutrition of customers.
  • 8.1.3 Integrates knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
  • 8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 60 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course:

This course is based on information that was published in the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative Clinical Practice Guideline for Nutrition in CKD: 2020 update. The Guideline was developed as a joint effort with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Disclaimer: The text associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles which they will apply in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text have contributed to or endorsed this course.