This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of kidney stones and the ways dietitians can help patients prevent and manage them. We will review the pathophysiology of kidney stones, including the different types of stones that can form. We will discuss how diet can contribute to the different types of stones and the evidence around nutritional changes to help prevent future stone formation. We will also review assessment tools that can help identify what nutritional factors may be contributing to stone formation, as well as share education materials you can use with your patients.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Interpret and integrate evidence-based research and literature on dietary modification for renal stones.
Apply evidence-based findings to improve the practice, service delivery, and health and nutrition of patients with kidney stones.
Develop nutrition prescription to communicate required food and nutrition needs.
Implement an individualized teaching plan that facilitates integration of recommendations.
Liza Orengo is a Registered Dietitian and board-certified specialist in Renal Nutrition. She received her BS in Human Biology from Cornell in 2007 and completed her Master in Public Health from the University of Washington in 2015. Liza has worked in renal nutrition with dialysis patients for eleven years, including spending three years as a dialysis facility manager.
Liza currently works part-time as a dialysis dietitian for Fresenius in Madison, WI. When she’s not in her clinic, she works on her own renal-specific private practice called ACORN Dietetics, which she launched in July of 2019. ACORN stands for Advancing Clinical Outcomes in Renal Nutrition, and speaks to her passion for helping this unique patient population achieve the best clinical outcomes while maintaining a high quality of life.