Putting the Pieces Together: Protein Energy Wasting in Chronic Kidney Disease

Course Expires May 31, 2024
Credits: 1.0
Accreditations: CDR, CBDCE

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Join Dr. Melissa Prest, DCN, MS, RDN, CSR, LDN to discuss nutrition interventions to improve nutritional status and patient outcomes of people with chronic kidney disease.

People with chronic kidney disease have a high prevalence of malnutrition and wasting as kidney disease progresses. This webinar will provide a comprehensive review of the causes of protein energy wasting and discuss nutrition interventions to improve overall nutritional status.

Get this webinar free when you purchase Nutrition Management of Chronic Kidney Disease: 2020 and Beyond – Self-Study Course. Use code CKD2021 at checkout.

Note: If you purchase the live session, the recording is automatically added to your BDA account within a few days of the live event. To access the recording, sign into your BDA account at: https://www.beckydorner.com/ and choose Webinars.

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

  1. Define malnutrition and wasting in persons with chronic kidney disease.
  2. Review causes of protein energy wasting in people with chronic kidney disease.
  3. Discuss why nutritional status changes as chronic kidney disease progresses.
  4. Implement strategies to improve nutritional status and patient outcomes.

This course is intended for: RDNs, CDE/CDCES and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: Live:160692 / Recorded:160693

Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar / 175 Recorded Pre-approved CPE

CPE Level: 2

Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision making.
  • 6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery, and health and nutrition of customers.
  • 8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.
  • 8.3.1 Maintains the knowledge and skill to manage a variety of disease states and clinical conditions.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

Melissa Prest DCN, MS, RDN, CSR, LDN, is the Foundation Dietitian for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. In this role, she focuses on nutrition education for individuals at risk for and/or diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Melissa is also involved in program planning for patients and professionals. Prior to working with NKFI, Melissa practiced in a dialysis center providing medical nutrition therapy for individuals treated with renal replacement therapy. Melissa completed her doctorate in clinical nutrition from Rutgers University and her master’s degree in clinical nutrition from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Prest holds multiple local, state, and national volunteer leadership roles with the Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Illinois Council on Renal Nutrition, the NKF Council on Renal Nutrition, the Renal Dietitian Practice Group and serves as a National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

“In addition to being able to form a long-term patient-clinician relationship, what I most enjoy about working with persons living with chronic conditions is seeing the impact of making healthy behavior changes on their quality of life.”

Disclosures: Dr. Prest certifies that there are no conflicts of interest for this program.


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