DIETITIAN'S GUIDE TO HOME DIALYSIS: THE FUTURE OF ESRD NUTRITION CARE
In this presentation, we will explore what the future of ESRD nutrition care will look like with the approval of the new presidential kidney care executive order. In the United States, previous focus has been admitting patients on incenter hemodialysis. Now the newer trends and financial incentives will be geared for doctors to refer patients to go on home dialysis therapies. Currently, there is only 12% of the dialysis population on home programs and in the next couple of years the goal will be 80% on home modality options.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Understand the new executive order about home dialysis therapies.
Distinguish between home dialysis therapies that are available.
Comprehend the process of peritoneal dialysis.
Differentiate between the different types of peritoneal dialysis.
Understand nutrient requirements for this form of dialysis.
Be able to assess and manage nutrition care in patients/clients on this form of dialysis using current research/guidelines.
Deanna Denny, MBA, RDN currently works as an established renal dietitian specializing in home dialysis and is a regional lead/proponent for home therapies in Michigan. She received her bachelors in science from Eastern Michigan University and her Master's in Business Administration/Analytics from Frostburg State University. She has worked as a clinical dietitian in the hospital, foodservice, and nursing home environments. She remains a business consultant to nursing homes and virtual nutrition companies as well as a nutrition educator in the community conducting cooking classes and health fair events.