Hyperphosphatemia in End Stage Renal Disease
For those suffering from End Stage Renal Disease, the dietary restrictions can be crippling. Among those, phosphorus is a notoriously frustrating nutrient to limit. As dietitians, it can be challenging to help our patients grasp the importance of phosphorus control and to motivate them to follow a low-phosphorus diet. During this presentation, we will briefly overview hyperphosphatemia, renal diet guidelines, and the role of binders. We will then delve into some of the newer research, including the interaction between fibroblast growth factor-23 and klotho, as well as differences in types of phosphorus and their absorption. Through learning more about hyperphosphatemia and newer research surrounding it, dietitians can potentially approach the subject with more confidence and find new ways to motivate and educate their patients.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Explain the risks of hyperphosphatemia.

  • Understand the role of diet and binders in phosphorus regulation.

  • Discuss the function of klotho and fibroblast growth factor-23 in phosphorus regulation.

  • Differentiate between organic and inorganic Phosphorus, as well as identify sources.
Live Webinar Date: Jun 14, 2018   (03:00 PM - 04:00 PM EST)
Course Categories / Learning Need Codes (LNC): 5340, 5410, 9010, 9020
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 5340, 5410, 9010, 9020
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18

About the Presenter: Natalie Hellman, MS, RD, LDN
Natalie Hellman

Natalie Hellman, MS, RD, LDN works as a registered dietitian at two dialysis clinics in Nashville, Tennessee. Before discovering her love for renal nutrition, Natalie had worked at a cardiac hospital and at an eating disorder/addiction facility. At her current job as a dialysis dietitian, she enjoys helping her patients interpret their lab results and educating them about how the foods they choose can impact their health and lifestyle. In working with an elderly population, Natalie has become very aware of the importance of fostering healthy habits earlier in life to reduce future health issues. She is extremely interested in researching and learning more about nutrition as preventative medicine.

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