Advanced Practice in Renal Nutrition: Update 2014 (Strategies II)

Tuesday, April 22, 7:30am - 5:00pm
Course Director: Kathy Schiro Harvey, MS, RD, CSR
Session 521; 7.25 CPEUs

Target Audience:
Advanced Practice Renal Dietitians

Course Description:
This course is designed to teach the advance practice Renal Dietitian how to identify complex clinical and management issues, foster critical thinking to identify best practice strategies and utilize interactive learning that will result in changes in practice, to improve nephrology care.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the pathogenesis, epidemiology, risk factors, clinical manifestations and diagnosis of calciphylaxis. Formulate nutrition strategies to impact the development of calciphylaxis and affect therapy outcomes.
  • Discuss altered glucose metabolism and interpret clinical manifestations of diabetes in CKD and how they are affected by dialysis therapies. Design appropriate and effective medial nutrition therapy plans, with realistic treatment goals for CKD patients.
  • Identify and differentiate normal fluid, electrolyte and acid base balance compared to CKD. Recognize how this balance changes before, during and after dialysis and evaluate the affect of diet, activity and medications on fluid, electrolyte and acid base balance.
  • Define how working in a "bundled' environment affects the dietitian. Discuss CMS budget constraints and impact on the CKD community, including strategies and goals for maintaining quality nutrition care.
  • Create strategies to improve working relationships within the health care team. Identify tools for thinking "outside the box" to implement change, solve problems and become invaluable to the organization.


Time Topic Faculty

7:30am – 8:00am


8:00am – 8:30am

Welcome and Introductions

Kathy Schiro Harvey, MS, RD, CSR

8:30am – 9:30 am

Calciphylaxis in Five Easy Pieces: a Good Mineral Gone Bad

Sagar Nigwekar, MD

9:30am – 10:30 am


Understanding Diabetes in Kidney Disease

Deb McGrath

10:30am – 10:45 am



10:45am – 11:45am

Fluid and Electrolyte Balance and Imbalance in CKD

Suhail Ahmad, MD

11:45am  – 1:00pm



1:00pm – 1:15pm

Regroup and Review

Kathy Schiro Harvey, MS, RD, CSR

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Working in a Bundled Environment: What does this mean to the Dietitian

Kathy Schiro Harvey, MS, RD, CSR

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Team Dynamics - Dealing with Difficult People

Monica Wofford, CSP

3:15pm – 3:30pm



3:30pm – 4:30pm

Outside the Box – Creative Strategies to Implement Change

Judith Beto, PhD, RD, FADA

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Questions, Answers, Discussion, Evaluations


REQUIRED: Separate registration fee of $150 for NKF Members, $175 for Non-Members. Includes syllabus, light breakfast, box lunch, and CPEUs. Participation is limited, so register early.

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