Dietitian Breakout Sessions Friday, September 9, 2022 1:30 to 5:00
This session plus one hour of the conference on Friday have been approved for 4.25 CPEUs from the Commission for Dietetic Registration
Information about each breakout is below
1:30 - 3:30 Optimizing CKD Nutrition Through the Lifespan: The Pediatric Patient with Chris Nelms
3:30 - 3:45: Break
3:45 - 5:00 Potassium Management in a Plant-Forward Diet with Ann Te
Optimizing CKD Nutrition Through the Lifespan: The Pediatric Patient Brief description: Although a small percentage of the total CKD/ESKD population, pediatric patients pose unique nutritional challenges with growth, adherence, and lifetime-CKD care. Many pediatric patients are cared for in adult-focused units and most pediatric patients will eventually transition to adult care, bringing with them the challenges and effects of childhood CKD. It is important to understand optimal nutrition care for these unique patients so they may thrive. This session will review the assessment and care of these patients, delving into unique needs and differences from adult CKD.
Objectives: 1. Explore issues that both pediatric and adult-focused renal dietitians should consider for the pediatric patient or graduate, including transition, management of the pediatric patient on the adult unit, and impact of pediatric CKD on adult care 2. Outline best practices for the nutritional assessment and care of the pediatric renal patient 3. Describe interventions and supports for pediatric-specific challenges including school meals, adolescent connections, and specific medical-nutritional issues
Potassium Management in a Plant-Forward Diet Brief description: The movement of plant-forward approach to manage renal disease has gain traction in the industry. Incorporating more fruits and vegetables in the diet have shown an array of benefits, however, for renal patients, it begs the question of – how do we prevent hyperkalemia when we incorporate more plants in the diet? This presentation aims to provide a discussion of potassium management and strategizes of nutrition interventions to support a plant-forward approach while keeping potassium levels at bay. Objectives: 1. Discussion of reasons for a plant-forward approach in renal disease management 2. Identification of sources and impacts to consider for potassium management 3. Appropriating nutrition interventions to mitigate hyperkalemia
Christina Nelms is a pediatric renal dietitian at Children's Mercy in Kansas City, as well as a pediatric renal consultant, training practitioners on the art of pediatric nutrition care. She worked previously at Children’s hospitals in Omaha, Nebraska, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She enjoys working with a variety of pediatric renal conditions, dialysis patients, and acute-care patients as well as involvement with research and publishing and is a frequent conference speaker nationally and internationally. Christina has authored 3 textbook chapters including the ASPEN Pediatric Core Curriculum renal chapter and several articles. She is a member of the Pediatric Renal Nutrition Taskforce - a group of international pediatric nephrologists and pediatric renal dietitians creating clinical practice recommendations for world-wide nutrition care for children with kidney disease and helped found PRONA - Pediatric Renal dietitians Of North America - the first practice group for pediatric renal dietitians. Christina was recently named outstanding pediatric renal dietitian of the year.
With over 10 years of industry experience, Ann Te has presented herself in roles as a patient advocate, educator, and serving leader. She currently holds a position as Senior Manager of Chronic Kidney Disease, non-dialysis of Nutrition Services for Fresenius Kidney Care and as a consultant for Agilix Health. For Fresenius, she operationalizes their CKD, value-based program that launched early in 2021. She leads a team of CKD registered dietitians that provides specialized nutrition counseling for individuals with CKD stages 4 and 5. She developed their comprehensive CKD nutrition curriculum to support the delivery of competent clinical care and continues to provide on-going educational programs to support her CKD RD team. Ann also consults for Agilix health, a technology, nutrition-forward based company. She believes that leveraging technology to bridge the gap of communication will pave the way to improve access of care. Her drive is to provide access to underserved individuals with chronic kidney disease to food resources, specialized nutrition counseling and clinical care. She believes in making connections with practitioners, stakeholders, interdisciplinary colleagues, and her team to influence the industry to improve the care of individuals with CKD and lead with a nutrition-forward approach.
Outside of Ann’s professional endeavors, she enjoys traveling and immersing herself in cultural experiences. She spends much of her time taking her Pitbull, Teddy, out for coffee and to explore the nature scene of Southern California.