presented by Patrice Leonard
Financial: Patty Leonard receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
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…Read full bio
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.