Diabetes and Renal Disease
Renal failure is a life-changing event that can be prevented or delayed with proper understanding and education on behalf of the healthcare professional and the patient. The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with the information necessary to identify renal complications of diabetes and educate patients with diabetes regarding the steps necessary to prevent renal disease. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Outline the epidemiology of diabetes and renal disease in the United States.
2. Identify criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes.
3. Discuss the essential functions of the kidney.
4. Evaluate the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of acute renal failure.
5. Analyze the various stages of chronic kidney disease, including diabetic nephropathy.
6. Utilize standards of care for the treatment and prevention of renal disease in patients with diabetes.
7. Discuss the educational needs for diabetic patients to prevent or delay renal disease.
This 5-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.