Hyperkalaemia & Reduced Kidney Function

: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 3.3/4

To achieve a reduction of dietary potassium intake without a decrease in alkali or fibre intake, a pragmatic approach to dietary intervention is recommended.

Keywords: chronic kidney disease (CKD); dialysis; end-stage renal disease (ESRD); hyperkalaemia; potassium; diet; nutrition; fibre.

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to review dietary potassium handling and provides information about practical approaches to limit potassium load in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients at risk of hyperkalaemia.

Editor's comments:
Special attention must be paid to avoid excess potassium intake, together with maintenance of a high fibre intake and a low net fixed-acid load. Knowledge and educational strategies are essential in achieving this goal.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Discuss Dietary potassium intake – including renal regulation of potassium balance, the role of the GIT in regulation of potassium balance; and sources /composition of diet and hyperkalaemia
  2. Discuss dietary intervention to limit potassium intake
  3. Discuss low potassium regimens for pragmatic management of CKD patient with hyperkalaemia.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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