Webinar Archive & Renal Rite Blog

Patient Care America Spotlight: Tracy R. Howell, RD Altruistic Anonymous Kidney Donor, November 2015

Posted by Patient Care America on April 18, 2017 2 Comments
April is National Donate Life Month! Patient Care America is proud to highlight one of our area sales managers, Tracy R. Howell, RD, who is also an altruistic anonymous living kidney donor. Read her story below, or click here to open the PDF. ....Read more

Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) and Kidney Disease

Posted by Patient Care America on April 16, 2017 Leave a Comment
By Vishal Bagchi MBA, RD, LD | Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs | Patient Care America Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) are harmful compound in the body that are formed when protein and excess sugars bind. This process is part of life and happens normally in the body, but our bodies have a mechanism to get rid of them via the kidneys. Problems happen when we have access consumption and formation of AGEs or lower excretion due to damaged kidneys. AGEs are responsible for accelerating oxidative stress that alters normal cells....Read more

CMS’s New 5-Star Rating System

Posted by Patient Care America on April 15, 2017 Leave a Comment
  Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the 5-Star Rating System as a part of the Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC) website at www.medicare.gov/dialysisfacilitycompare. On this site, clinics are rated on performance data, hospitalizations, mortality, transfusion rate, kt/v, hypercalcemia, fistula and catheter rate. The site is available publicly for anyone to view. CMS previously said it plans to update the DFC’s star rating on an annual basis beginning in October 2015. &....Read more

IDPN Evolution Improves Patient and Clinical Staff Experience

Posted by Patient Care America on April 14, 2017 2 Comments
Intradialytic Parenteral Nutrition (IDPN) and Intraperitoneal Nutrition (IPN) are therapies that have been used for decades to treat malnourished dialysis patients. There is clinical evidence that supports its safety and efficacy. Originally IDPN was given in high volume of upwards of 2000 mL, and contained a large volume of dextrose. Due to the high incidence of diabetes in patients with renal failure, administering IDPN required blood glucose checks pre, during and post dialysis, and insulin if the patient required it. After a consistent infu....Read more

Refeeding Syndrome: Can it Happen to Dialysis Patients?

Posted by Patient Care America on April 13, 2017 Leave a Comment
Before we answer that question, let's first define Refeeding Syndrome (RF). RF is severe electrolyte and fluid shifts associated with metabolic abnormalities in malnourished patients undergoing refeeding, whether orally, enterally, or parenterally. The first documented cases were reported in 1949 when World War II soldiers were being rescued by allied troops, brought back and fed. Since that time, more research has been done on enteral and parenteral feeding demonstrating mortality and morbidity. Surprisingly, not many documented cases of morta....Read more

Malnutrition in PD Webinar

Posted by Patient Care America on January 4, 2017 Leave a Comment
To access a recording of this webinar, click below and complete the registration. ....Read more

Ethics in Nutrition & CKD Webinar

Posted by Patient Care America on January 4, 2017 4 Comments
To access a recording of this webinar, click below and complete the registration. ....Read more

Understanding Fluids in Dialysis Webinar

Posted by Patient Care America on January 2, 2017 4 Comments
To access a recording of this webinar, complete the registration at https://goo.gl/yW1xLi. ....Read more

Inflammation in Chronic Kidney Disease Webinar

Posted by Patient Care America on November 28, 2016 Leave a Comment
To access a recording of this webinar, click below and complete the registration. ....Read more

IPN Advanced Overview Webinar

Posted by Patient Care America on September 16, 2016 Leave a Comment
To access a recording of this webinar, click below and complete the registration. ....Read more

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