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CKD01 - Introduction to Chronic Kidney Disease: An Overview of Causes, Staging, and Treatment

‐ Mar 13, 2021 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

This presentation is designed to help non-nephrology nurses, who are caring for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in other settings, learn more about the disease and its therapies. A broad overview of the causes, disease stages, and therapies designed to treat both chronic kidney disease and its complications are discussed.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to state an increased ability to discuss the causes, staging and treatment of chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury, and will have an increased ability to pass exam questions on this content.

Author:  The content of this module was authored by Lesley Dinwiddie, MSN, RN, FNP, CNNe.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 3/12/23.

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

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
An education grant for this project was provided by CVS Kidney Care.

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

ANNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17499.

ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CNE requirements for relicensure in the states in which they hold a license.


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Hyunsook Seo
3/27/21 5:13 pm

nice refresh course

Marcy Stoltz
4/6/21 5:05 pm

I am surprised, @ the number of african americans too the number of Asian americans,,,

Allison Treadwell
4/10/21 11:42 am

Good presentation

Bonnie Zerbel
4/13/21 9:50 am

Very interesting over view of kidney failure and dialysis.

Patricia Pendergast
4/13/21 3:16 pm

very good presentation.

Yvette Williams
4/14/21 1:16 pm

this information was very knowledgeable

Edith Lee
4/15/21 3:29 pm

Excellent presentation of the fundamentals of kidney disease.

Julie Ziemba
4/16/21 1:45 pm

Very informative and interesting presentation.

Elizabeth Thomas
4/17/21 4:55 pm

very good and informative presentation

Jessica Donohoe
4/21/21 7:15 am

good overview

Tracey Sharp
4/23/21 3:30 pm

Very informative overview and introduction

Maria Evelyn Navarro
4/25/21 1:45 am

Very informative and useful course for those who are new in Nephrology

Lakisha Travis
4/26/21 8:59 pm

The introduction was very informative. It served as a review/refresher course.

Carolynn Ryan
6/3/21 2:28 pm

This was a very good updated presentation. Thank you

Pauline Gray
6/15/21 2:04 pm

This was a good review.

Bessie Baldovino
6/28/21 1:40 pm

Very informative.

Ligia Vásquez-Villagran
7/6/21 6:03 pm

I really appreciate this class and was able to go over the new classification which I was not familiar with, for me it was a very interesting and informational class.

Edith Lee
7/13/21 2:19 pm

Excellent overview for healthcare workers

Etoile Patrick
7/23/21 3:14 pm

Thanks for this series.

Douglas Reardon
7/31/21 9:53 pm

Excellent session. The stages of Kidney Disease were covered and explained well.

William Shoup
8/30/21 5:24 pm

nice refresher course

Maria Garcia
9/27/21 10:29 am

I enjoyed reviewing the functions of the kidney and stages. This was a great reminder.

Jan Leadbetter
10/7/21 1:39 pm

excellent for all new and seasoned nephrology nurses. I found it very helpful

Barbara Ryan
10/8/21 2:52 pm

thank you for this course

Debra Keith
10/26/21 8:27 pm

very comprehensive overview

Sosamma Kottackel
10/31/21 8:05 pm

it was useful for my review and understanding of chronic kidney disease. learned more about its problem

Sucharitha Ittamalla
11/13/21 5:39 pm


Sheila Ann Litvin
11/13/21 9:07 pm

nice presentation

Louise Faye-Cole
1/13/22 12:06 pm

Very interesting and good presentation. Well presented.

Mary Bartunek
1/24/22 8:49 am

... Thank you

Robert Magness
3/4/22 1:27 pm

Good refresher for me. Thanks.

Sherri Coyle
3/8/22 4:21 pm

Great overview of AKI and CKD

Mee Kyung Kim
4/7/22 3:28 am


Karen Mortley
7/17/22 5:08 pm

Presentation was conveyed in a simple manner. Easy to follow and understand.

Hetal Trivedi
7/23/22 11:46 am


Ildiko Sowinski
7/24/22 7:35 am

very educational

Carolyn Burke
7/31/22 11:28 am

Good review.

Penni Hoppe
8/5/22 8:26 am

Very well put together.

Elizabeth Escoffery
8/31/22 4:15 pm

This was a Great Overview and Refresher Course

Javier Monroy
10/29/22 1:56 am

Excellent presentation

Yoohee Heo
11/15/22 7:38 pm

Not only HD, also other choices are increasing is very hopeful. Thanks for great teaching.

Helen Febre
11/16/22 8:43 pm

Very informative presentation.

Ivy Tiu
11/28/22 4:43 pm

Well Done.

Silvia Reyes
12/1/22 2:22 pm

love the simple way that it was explained

Silvia Reyes
12/1/22 2:23 pm

Excellent presentation

Delma Maldonado
1/16/23 2:03 pm

Good refresher course for all levels of nephrology.

Lynne Hill
1/24/23 9:04 am

Thank you -such a great overview and refresher for me :)

Lillian Ruiz Rivera
1/24/23 1:08 pm

Excelent Course

Anelys Gonzalez OReilly
2/24/23 4:52 pm

Nice course overall

Susan Morris
3/9/23 3:31 pm

This was a very good overview!

Catherine Garcia
6/23/23 10:15 am

interesting course

Kristen Holman
8/8/23 12:14 pm


Soonyoung Shin
8/18/23 1:21 am


Tiffany Doan
9/18/23 10:04 pm

i found it helpful