Foundations of Nutrition Practice for Kidney Disease: Strategies I

Tuesday, April 22, 2013, 7:30 am - 5:00pm
Course Director: Louise Clement, MS, RD, CSR, LD
Session 520; 7.75 CPEUs

Target Audience:
Designed for registered dietitians and advanced practitioners who wish to strengthen their overall knowledge of the complex nutritional requirements of people with chronic kidney disease, and CKD 5 in particular.

Course Description:
This course will focus on learning and building on the basics of renal nutrition. Topics will include Medical Nutrition Therapy for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, bone disease, treating malnutrition, and anemia presented by nationally-recognized leaders, plus guidelines regarding vitamin requirements, programs and resources available for CKD 5, urea kinetic adequacy, and nutrition assessment. This all day workshop will conclude with a number of case studies to help practically apply solutions to common issues facing professionals who treat people with kidney disease.

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

  • Review the treatment of protein energy malnutrition, including its assessment and nutritional requirements.
  • Describe normal bone metabolism and resulting alterations in CKD. Discuss treatment options appropriate for this population.
  • Discuss physiology and transport in peritoneal dialysis, the guidelines to meet the nutrient requirements in PD, and special considerations.
  • List available CKD programs and resources including CMS, quality initiatives, and ESRD Networks.
  • Review kinetic modeling in hemodialysis including factors related to clearance, KT/V, and the identification and treatment of problems.
  • Explain the process of anemia management re. RBC development, the role of ESAs, and the the nutrients required to enhance this process.
  • Discuss the unique vitamin requirements of patients in CKD 5 by status assessment, recommendations, and knowledge of available products.
  • Describe the process of nutrition assessment in the dialysis population. Discuss pertinent rules and standards, the RD role in patient assessment, and the patient Plan of Care.


Time Topic Faculty

7:30am – 8:00am

Breakfast, Welcome and Introductions

Louise Clement, MS, RD, CSR, LD

8:00am – 9:00am

Nutrition Guidelines for Hemodialysis

Janelle Gonyea, RD, LD

9:00am – 10:00am

Overview of Bone and Mineral Disease

Linda McCann, RD, CSR, LD

10:00am – 10:15am



10:15am – 11:15am

Treating Malnutrition in CKD 5

Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD

11:15am – 12:00pm

MNT in Peritoneal Dialysis

Karen Wiesen, MS, RD, LD

12:00pm – 12:45pm



12:45pm - 1:15pm

Introduction to CKD Programs

Karen Wiesen, MS, RD, LD

1:15pm - 2:00pm

Kinetic Modeling

Lisa Gutekunst, MSEd, RD, CSR, CDN

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Anemia Management

Louise Clement, MS, RD, CSR, LD

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Vitamin Requirements in CKD 5

Joy Lutz, MS, RD, CNIS

3:00pm – 3:15pm



3:15pm – 4:00pm

Nutrition Assessment

Joy Lutz, MS, RD, CNIS

4:00 - 5:00pm

Case Studies

Louise Clement, MS, RD, CSR, LD

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.

*PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader

Get Adobe Acrobat