Upcoming Webinar - Back to Basics: Literature Review of IDPN and IPN

This program will focus on scientific literature related to the effect of nutrition interventions on patient outcomes. Potential nutrition interventions evaluated include oral diet, IDPN, and IPN.

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With leading healthcare credentials and decades of experience, we have a lot to offer the IDPN/IPN therapy community. We update our webinars periodically so if you'd like to learn from our experts check back often. And if you miss a webinar it will be available as a streaming video below.

Pentec Health is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Each preapproved webinar provides 1 CPEU. Please contact clinicaleducation@pentechealth.com to request a course evaluation link and your CPEU certificate after completing one of our eligible webinar courses.

Pentec Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP17581 for 1.0 Contact Hour programs. Contact clinicaleducation@pentechealth.com to provide your RN license number (required) and request a course evaluation link and Course Verification certificate.

* Pentec Health on-demand webinars are free.

Past Webinars

Back to Basics: Protein Energy Wasting and Nutrition Interventions

Back to Basics is an annual 3-part series.  Each of the programs is infused with updated information.  Part 1 of the series discusses the etiologies and clinical impact of protein energy wasting.  Potential nutrition interventions are evaluated with a discussion of the literature on effects of oral diet, tube feeding, IDPN, and IPN on patient outcomes.  The current recommendations and guidelines for use of IDPN and IPN will be presented.

Assessment of & Interventions for Physical Function

This program is part 3 of a 3 part series on New Skills with New Challenges & Opportunities.  The etiologies and clinical impact of reduced physical function will be discussed.  Potential interventions are evaluated with a discussion of the literature on effects of nutrition and exercise on patient outcomes.

New Skills with New Challenges & Opportunities: Literature Review: Integrating Ethics & Practice

This is part 2 of a 3 part series on New Skills with New Challenges & Opportunities. The program will review the role of ethics, scope of practice and standards of practice on the expansion of new skills and knowledge for clinicians. This program meets the 1 hour Ethics continuing education requirement for registered dietitians and dietetic technicians.

Nutrition Focused Physical Examination

Nutrition focused physical examination (NFPE) is an important part of a comprehensive nutrition assessment. This program focuses on assessing muscle, fat, fluid and physical function status through NFPE. It also addresses the application of NFPE in the outpatient setting.

Addressing Food Insecurity in Patients with Renal Disease

This session is designed to offer clinicians information and research regarding the impact of food insecurity in patients with kidney disease. The goal is to provide the clinician with the skillset for the implementation of screening for food insecurity in the adult and pediatric population. Techniques in addressing and providing resources for patients experiencing food insecurity will also be reviewed.

Building a Better Mouse Trap: New Methods for Predicting Energy Expenditure

This course will review the etiologies for protein-energy wasting in chronic kidney disease with emphasis on the component of hypercatabolism or negative energy balance. There will be a historical review of what is understood about energy balance in this vulnerable population as well as an exploration into the unanswered questions that inform the current line of research inquiry: energy expenditure. Traditional methods for determining or assessing energy expenditure, inclusive of indirect calorimetry and predictive energy equations will be described. The course will conclude with new novel approaches to more precisely predictive energy expenditure.

The Gut Microbiota and CKD: An Introduction for Renal Practitioners (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This is the third webinar of our 3-part series on gastrointestinal concerns and CKD.  This webinar will provide an introduction to the gut microbiota in chronic kidney disease.  Discussion topics will include the gut-kidney axis, dysbiosis, epithelial barrier function, and potential modulators of the gut microbiota in CKD.

Diabetic Gastroparesis and Enteropathy: A Focused Journal Article Review (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This is the second webinar of our 3-part series on gastrointestinal concerns and CKD. This course will be a journal article review focusing on the pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnosis and impact of diabetic gastroenteropathy. The current dietary, pharmacological and medical recommendations for treatment and management will be reviewed.

Gastrointestinal Symptoms and CKD: Impact and Intervention (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This is the first webinar of our new 3 part series focusing on gastrointestinal concerns and CKD. Gastrointestinal symptoms have a profound impact on patients’ nutritional status, clinical outcomes and quality of life. This course will discuss the contributing factors and pathophysiology of GI disorders in patients with CKD. Interventions to effectively manage and reduce GI symptom burden will be reviewed.

Metabolic Acidosis in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

Metabolic Acidosis is a prevalent issue in the CKD patient population. This acidotic state disrupts nitrogen balance, inhibits anabolic muscle pathways, and contributes to bone loss. Timely recognition and treatment of acidosis may help to improve CKD associated morbidity and mortality. The following will be an overview of the disease state, pathogenesis, and treatment of acidosis and will further review different modalities in the management of metabolic acidosis.

Inflammation and Depression in Adults with CKD (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

Depression is prevalent in adults with advanced CKD and ESKD receiving dialysis. There are many reasons for depression but one emerging factor is inflammation. In the general population, inflammation has been linked to depression. Evidence indicates that adults with CKD and ESKD are in a chronic inflammatory state but little is known about the link between inflammation and depression in this population. This presentation will provide some thought provoking evidence about this connection and recommendations for treatment of depression that includes nutritional interventions. A brief overview of the speaker’s research exploring the relationship between depression, inflammation and depression in adults with CKD will be provided.

Anabolic Resistance, Frailty and CKD5D: Insights and Interventions (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This focused journal article review will explore factors that contribute to frailty in older adults with CKD5 on dialysis. Current research on interventions to address anabolic resistance and improve physical function will be reviewed.

Nutrition, CKD and the Older Adult (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This course explores the unique nutritional needs of the aging dialysis population. Physical function, frailty, psychosocial concerns and the impact of dialysis treatments will be discussed in relation to the nutritional status of elderly CKD patients.

Nutrition Assessment of Vitamin and Trace Element Status in CKD (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This course examines the diseases, conditions, and medications that impact vitamin and trace element status and identifies the signs and symptoms of deficiency and toxicity. The published dosing recommendations for CKD patients will be reviewed.

Malnutrition Literature Review: Nutrition Assessment and Intervention (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

Three journal articles are reviewed focusing on malnutrition diagnosis in elderly CKD patients, the GLIM diagnostic criteria for malnutrition and the effect of nutrition supplements/exercise on nutrition status and physical function.

Strength in Motion & Overview of Pentec Prime Malnutrition Series (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This program focuses on tools available for assessing functional status of patients. It also provides an overview of the 3-month presentation series on malnutrition diagnosis and treatment.

Home Dialysis: Current Trends, Future Focus (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This course reviews the 2019 American Kidney Health Initiative’s goal of increasing the number of patients receiving dialysis in their home. The benefits and challenges of PD and HHD are reviewed in terms of effectiveness, technique survival, nutritional considerations and quality of life.

Nutrition Outcomes and Home Dialysis: A Focused Journal Article Review (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This course will focus on three journal articles describing nutrition and clinical outcomes in patients on home dialysis therapies.

Plant Based Diets and CKD (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This course reviews the literature on plant based diets and CKD, describes proposed mechanisms and highlights potential health benefits and concerns for CKD patients.

From Plants to Practice: A Focused Journal Article Review (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This course discusses fruit/vegetable intake and mortality, as well as practical approaches to the implementation of plant based diets for hemodialysis patients, including the prevention of potential pitfalls.

Creative Approaches to Implementing Plant Based Diets for CKD Patients (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This course will begin with a recap of the Pentec Prime Plant Based Diet and CKD webinar series. It will be followed by an interview with Jen Hernandez RDN, CSR, LDN, Owner of Plant-Powered Kidneys Inc., on creative approaches to implementing plant based diets for CKD patients.

Lipids and CKD (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

The characteristics of fatty acids will be reviewed. Patients with CKD have an altered fatty acid profile with increased MUFA and decreased PUFA. The impact of obesity and lipotoxicity on CKD progression, skeletal muscle wasting and heart failure are discussed. Suggestions for dietary fat intake with CKD and a review of IV fat emulsions will be presented.

Pre-Kidney Transplant: Nutrition Considerations (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This course will focus on nutrition considerations for CKD patient’s waitlisted for kidney transplantation. The influence of BMI and surrogates of BMI will be explored including risk/benefits of interventions for high BMI, as well as identifying and addressing issues with frailty in the waitlist population. The Clinical Practice Guideline on the Evaluation and Management of Candidates for Kidney Transplantation related to BMI and frailty for pre-kidney transplant will be presented, along with K/DOQI commentary.

Challenges in Pre-Kidney Transplant: Obesity and Frailty (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This course is a focused journal article review of nutrition considerations for CKD patients in preparation for kidney transplantation (KT). The clinical and nutritional management of bariatric surgery, sarcopenic obesity, and frailty in pre-KT CKD patients will be discussed. The course will conclude with a review of the nutrition evaluation process for a kidney transplant.

Nutrition Challenges with Kidney & Kidney/Pancreas Transplant (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This program will focus on short-term and long-term nutritional management of kidney transplant and kidney/pancreas transplant patients.

A Closer Look at Nutritional and Pharmacological Management Post-Transplant (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This literature review will examine pharmacological and medical interventions for effective management of diabetes mellitus, discuss the findings of the INTENT trial on weight management, and evaluate the effectiveness of single nutrient versus plant-based diet interventions.

Living Donor/Paired Exchange Donor Kidney Transplants (1 Contact Hour/CPEU)

This interview shifts the focus from kidney recipients to kidney donors and addresses the benefits and challenges of living donor and paired exchange donor kidney transplants. A brief overview of the Pentec Prime series on Kidney and Kidney/Pancreas Transplant will be provided.