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Chronic & End-Stage Renal Disease Part 2: Management & Interventions

presented by Patrice Leonard

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Financial: Patty Leonard receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Patty Leonard has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course provides nurses with an understanding of treatment options for chronic kidney disease (CKD) from onset to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Participants will learn the impact of hypertension upon chronic kidney disease as well as how to interpret lab and test results to determine the most appropriate nursing interventions. Understanding a patient’s psychosocial status related to fears, anxieties, and depression are necessary for effective interventions. Knowledge of treatment differences among peritoneal, hemodialysis, and renal transplant is covered along with assessment and interpretations of patients’ medical values and psychosocial status. This course is appropriate for nurses working in any setting, but particularly targets acute care, long-term care, home health care and inpatient rehabilitation.

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Patrice Leonard, BA, BSN, RN, CDE

Mrs. Leonard is a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator with over 24 years of combined inpatient/outpatient/community experience with La Porte Hospital (formerly Indiana University La Porte Hospital). She has held the position of program coordinator of diabetes and nutrition services teaching diabetes self-management education, in both individual and group settings, until her retirement in…

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1. Treatment Options for Stages of CKD and ESRD

Nurses need to recognize the differing plans of care for ESRD patients including hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and renal transplants. This chapter provides information on the different treatment options available for end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

2. Interpretation of Hypertension, Lab Values, and Tests

Understanding and interpreting changes in hypertension along with pertinent labs and tests is covered in this chapter. This knowledge will help provide appropriate, therapeutic nursing interventions throughout different stages of chronic renal disease.

3. Depression and ESRD

Understanding the prevalence of depression and providing interventions and education is helpful for patients with chronic and/or end-stage renal disease. This chapter will address the need for assessment of patients’ psychosocial well-being and describe therapeutic interventions that can improve one’s quality of life.

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