CKD Basics

Tuesday, April 22, 7:30am - 12:00pm
Co-Directors: Mandy Trolinger, MS, RD, PA-C, and Kim Zuber, MS, PA-C, FNKF
Session 620, 3.75 credits/contact hours

Target Audience:
Advanced Practitioners who are new to nephrology (within 5 years), new to practice or moving into the CKD clinic from other aspects of their practices.

Course Description:
This course will provide the fundamental tools needed to practice in the CKD clinic. It will focus on CKD staging (including the new KDIGO guidelines), hypertension management, diabetes management in the CKD patient and preserving residual renal function in the failing CKD patient.

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

  • Explain the renal labs with concentration on those significant for CKD, including but not limited to- urinalysis, hematology, chemistry and specialty labs
  • Discuss the HTN management of the CKD 3/4 vs 5/5D patient with review of commonly used medications and JNC VII vs KDIGO guidelines
  • Discuss the risks of DM in regards to CKD while comparing and contrasting medications used (identified by CKD stage) in CKD via case studies.
  • Review the common medications, diagnostic tests and other 'insults' to the kidney along with methods to decrease exposure with a further discussion of methods to preserve renal function


Time Topic Faculty

7:30am – 8:00am

Breakfast and Staging Your Kidney

Mandy Trolinger, MS, RD, PA-C

8:00am – 8:45am

Na, Ca, PO4, Oh My! The Renal Lab

James Van Rhee, MT, PA-C

8:45am – 9:00am



9:00am – 9:45am

The Pressure Conundrum-HTN in CKD

Alexis Chettiar, NP

9:45am – 10:30am

Sugar, Sugar, You are my Candy Girl - Diabetes in CKD

Micheal Cronyn, PA-C, MPAS, CDE

10:30am – 10:45am



10:45am – 11:30am

The Function Junction—Preserving Residual Renal Function

Connie Jo Hemeyer, MSN, ARNP

11:30am – 12:00pm

Wrap up and Questions

Kim Zuber, MS, PA-C, FNKF, and
Mandy Trolinger, MS, RD, PA-C

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