RENAL DIET UPDATE FOR DIETITIANS AND DIET TECHNICIANS
In this webinar, we will review the updated KDOQI guidelines and how the renal diet has changed and evolved in recent years. We will look at current trends within the renal diet and potential benefits for clients. This includes both dietary and counseling trends. We will discuss ways to modify the diet to promote adherence and optimal nutrition. This is a great opportunity if you work in a hospital or nursing home setting with patients with CKD or foodservice, if you work in an outpatient setting, or if you anticipate working with patients with kidney disease.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Understand the current dietary recommendations for kidney disease.
Discuss benefits of consuming optimal protein intake from both plant based sources and animal sources and how to have a variety.
Gain competence in modifying the diet and individualizing the renal diet to promote optimal nutrition and patient adherence.
Counseling techniques to help patients reach their goals within this population.
About the Presenter: Megan Reynolds, MS, RD, CSR, LD
Megan Reynolds MS, RD, CSR, LD has over ten years of experience as a registered dietitian. She has worked as a dietitian at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center in the renal clinic, wound clinic, as well as the general nutrition outpatient clinics after graduation. She also covered the medical and surgical intensive care units. During this time, she initially earned her board certification as a Specialist in Renal Nutrition. Megan worked with hospitalized patients at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN as a dietitian. While there, she gained experience in covering a general medicine floor, a cardiac floor, and the medical intensive care unit.
Megan has also worked with hemodialysis, nocturnal hemodialysis, and peritoneal patients at dialysis clinics, including DaVita, DSI, and DCI. She has also had the opportunity to work in wellness areas such as teaching a Cambodian population how to integrate a healthy American diet, working as a health coach for small local businesses, providing individual nutrition counseling to help clients meet their goals through her private consulting.