The goal for this education is to provide primary and specialist care teams a better understanding about the significant role of medications and diet in individuals with chronic kidney disease. Some medications may require dose adjustment or avoidance in the later stages of CKD due to nephrotoxic effects. Diet is also important throughout all stages of CKD and recommendations should be individualized to help improve patient understanding and compliance.
CKD Management: Pharmacist Perspective
Presented by: Nada M. Farhat, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
- Review potentially nephrotoxic medications
- Explain the significance of adjusting and discontinuing medications as needed based on kidney function
- Review new medications for CKD, specifically SGLT2 inhibitors
- Discuss the importance of team-based care in managing CKD
A Care Manager’s Guide to Understanding Nutrition and Early CKD
Presented by: Amy Schneider, MS, RD, CDCES
- Understand the benefits of an eating pattern that helps manage early CKD in addition to the most common co-existing conditions of diabetes and hypertension.
- Learn when it is appropriate to refer patients to a Registered Dietitian (RD) for more detailed support
A Care Manager’s Guide to Understanding Nutrition and Stage 4 and Stage 5 CKD
Presented by: Karen Greathouse, RD, CTCD
- Understand the benefits of eating patters that help with the management of CKD in combination with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension
- Provide updates to current recommendations for the kidney diet and explain how the diet is individualized based on laboratory data
- Learn how the kidney diet has evolved in the past 10 years.
- Prescription/Copay Assistance Programs for GLP-1 and SGLT2s
- NKF How to Manage CKD algorithm
- Pain management for Patients with CKD - NKFM handouts (English and Spanish)