Management of CKD and Options for Renal Replacement Therapy

Management of CKD and Options for Renal Replacement Therapy

Management of CKD and Options for Renal Replacement Therapy

Internal MedicineNephrologyFamily MedicineGeneral Practice
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Overview

About this course

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is defined as abnormalities in kidney structure and function that is present for more than 3 months. Progressive kidney injury causes increased mortality, hence maintaining healthy kidneys is of utmost importance. This can be achieved by avoiding acute kidney injury, and by identifying and controlling risk factors for renal failure. This e-learning module reviews the definition of CKD, its risk factors, its stages and complications per stage, and discusses options for renal replacement therapy.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Define Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and its different stages
  • Understand and apply measures on how to avoid acute kidney injury (AKI)
  • Identify and control the risk factors and complications of CKD
  • Provide options for renal replacement therapy to your patients

Topics covered

  • Definition of CKD
  • Staging of CKD
  • Maintaining healthy kidneys – Avoiding AKI
  • Identifying and controlling risk factors for CKD
  • Identifying and managing complications of CKD
  • Options for Renal Replacement Therapy
Keywords: Chronic kidney disease, renal replacement therapy, kidney transplant

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