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Continuing Education (CE) Resources for Pediatric Renal Disease

These materials have been developed in conjunction with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) and healthcare professionals, to enhance your learning and knowledge.

Resources for Continuing Education (CE)
Practical Management of Micronutrient Intake in Pediatric CKD

Recorded live webinar on August 22, 2018.

Micronutrient utilization and excretion is altered in children with CKD. Nutritional assessment and management of micronutrient status presents a complex challenge in this niche population, as unique considerations for intake adequacy and excesses exist. This webinar will examine specific issues related to vitamin and mineral assessment, evaluation of intake adequacy and excess, and highlight best practice for supplementation or restriction.

Objectives:

  • Discuss role of and issues related to vitamins and minerals in pediatric renal nutrition
  • Determine best practice for assessment of vitamin and mineral intake and adequacy, including biochemical markers
  • Compare strategies for supplementation or restriction of micronutrients

Speaker: Christina Nelms

This program is eligible for 1 CPEU for registered dietitians/nutritionists through the Commission on Dietetic Registration through August 22, 2021.

Practical Management of Micronutrient Intake in Pediatric CKD from Vitaflo USA on Vimeo.

Challenges in the Transition from Pediatric to Adult Nephrology Care

Recorded live webinar on June 21, 2018.

During this webinar, presenters Brad Warady, Christina Nelms, Cynthia Kiel discuss the common challenges when transitioning from pediatric to adult nephrology care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Characterize the Quality of Life of adolescents/emerging adults who receive chronic dialysis
  • List several components of the IPNA-ISN consensus statement on the transition from pediatric to adult renal services
  • Describe key aspects of the collaboration between pediatric and adult renal services that promote a successful transfer of care

Speakers: Brad Warady, Christina Nelms, Cynthia Kiel
This program is eligible for 1 CPEU for registered dietitians/nutritionists through the Commission on Dietetic Registration through June 21, 2021.

Challenges in the Transition from Pediatric to Adult Nephrology Care from Vitaflo USA on Vimeo.

The Evolution and Management of Malnutrition in Pediatric Renal Disease

Recorded live webinar on April 16, 2018.

During this webinar, presenter Christina Nelms and Jenni Carvalho-Salemi will discuss the dietitians’ role in the assessment, prevention, and management of PEW; review the latest evidenced-based trends and nutrition therapy strategies, and foster the application of research into clinical practice through interactive learning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe protein-energy wasting (PEW) in pediatric renal disease 
  • Discuss challenges and complexities related to the assessment, prevention, and management of PEW
  • Review evidence-based trends and appropriate nutrition care strategies 
  • Foster clinical skill acquisition and the application of research to practice through interactive examples

Speakers: Christina Nelms, MS, RD, LMNT and Jenni Carvalho-Salemi, MS, RD, CSP, CSR, CD-N
This program is eligible for 1 CPEU for registered dietitians/nutritionists through the Commission on Dietetic Registration through April 16, 2021.

Optimizing Pediatric Renal Bone Health

Recorded live webinar on January 23, 2018.  

During this webinar, presenter Christina Nelms and Kyle Lamprecht will discuss the dietitians’ role in pediatric renal bone health management, including dietary modification, assessment of laboratory values, micronutrient supplementation, in balance with adequacy of intake.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe bone mineral management issues for the pediatric renal patient and biochemical markers used to determine bone mineral status
  • Describe challenges associated with optimal pediatric renal bone mineral management
  • Discuss the dietitians' role in the bone mineral management team, and tools for assessment and intervention
  • Identify ways to optimize nutritional intake while managing bone health issues

Speakers: Christina Nelms, MS, RD, LMNT and Kyle J. Lamprecht, MS, RD, CSP, CSR, CD-N

This program is eligible for 1 CPEU for registered dietitians/nutritionists through the Commission on Dietetic Registration through January 23, 2021.

Optimizing Pediatric Renal Bone Health from Vitaflo USA on Vimeo.

Optimizing Enteral Nutrition Regimens for the Pediatric Renal Patient

Recorded live webinar on November 28, 2017. 

During this webinar, presenter Christina Nelms will discuss the impact of disease and dialysis modality, as well as, biochemical data on formula needs, outline the decision making process in formula selection and best practices for formula mixing and use. A review of tube feeding guidelines will be included, as well as, practical application via a case study, illustrating calculations of specific formula mixtures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the impact of disease and dialysis modality, as well as biochemical data on formula needs and selection
  • Outline the decision making process in formula selection and best practices for formula mixing and use
  • Review tube feeding guidelines
  • Calculate specific examples of pediatric renal formula mixtures

Speaker: Christina Nelms, MS, RD, LMNT

This program is not eligible for CPEU.

Optimizing Enteral Nutrition Regimens for the Pediatric Renal Patient from Vitaflo USA on Vimeo.

Pediatric Renal Transplant Nutrition Care Webinar

Recorded live webinar on August 24, 2017. 

This webinar hosted by Vitaflo USA provided information on pediatric renal transplant nutrition care. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe nutrition care goals pre- and post-transplant
  • Describe nutrition recommendations for live kidney donors
  • Outline major tenants of nutrition care
  • Describe special concerns, including growth and weight management, formula usage, food safety and drug-nutrient interactions

Speakers: Christina Nelms, MS, RD, LMNT and Leah Oladitan RD, PG Dip, LD, CSP

This program is eligible for 1 CPEU for registered dietitians/nutritionists through the Commission on Dietetic Registration through August 24, 2020.

Pediatric Webinar from Vitaflo USA on Vimeo.

Ethical Practice for the Pediatric Renal Dietitian

Recorded live webinar on Sep 28th, 2017

This webinar, hosted by Vitaflo USA, provided information on ethical issues specific to pediatric renal nutrition, including safety concerns with specialty formulas and mixing, laboratory and medication management, and implications for the ethical principle of “do not harm.” Points related to the Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics, and issues related to pediatric confidentiality, parent involvement in nutrition decisions versus adolescent autonomy, were reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline each principle of the Academy of Nutrition and Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics.
  • Identify at least 4 pediatric renal nutrition specific concerns and match with applicable Code of Ethics Principles.
  • Compare the Code of Ethics to the principles of ethical theory and American Academy of Pediatrics Statement of Principles.

Speaker: Christina Nelms, MS, RD, LMNT; Pediatric renal nutrition educator and consultant

This program is eligible for 1 CPEU for registered dietitians/nutritionists through the Commission on Dietetic Registration through September 28th, 2020.

 

Vitaflo Ethics Webinar from Vitaflo USA on Vimeo.


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