Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing, Sixth Edition

Module 2: Chapter 4 - Foundations in Nutrition and Clinical Applications in Nephrology Nursing

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Contact hours available until 4/1/2019.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

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Accreditation Statement:
American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.


  1. Interpret the results of biochemical tests and procedures used for assessing nutritional status in patients with kidney disease.
  2. Identify signs, symptoms, and indices of protein-energy wasting in patients with kidney disease.
  3. Explain nutrition recommendations for patients of varying ages and comorbidities with chronic kidney disease and those who are receiving kidney replacement therapies.
  4. Identify cultural factors that impact food practices and the implications for nutrition care of patients with kidney disease.
  5. Explain the adverse effects of excessive sodium intake on target organs and the benefits of a sodium-controlled diet, when appropriate.
  6. Outline stages of behavioral changes that influence patients with kidney disease to adjust to the renal nutrition regimen.

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Module 2: Chapter 4 - Foundations in Nutrition and Clinical Applications in Nephrology Nursing

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