What educational information should be provided to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) should be educated about the following:

  • Importance of avoiding factors leading to increased progression (see Etiology)

  • Natural disease progression

  • Prescribed medications (highlighting their potential benefits and adverse effects)

  • Avoidance of nephrotoxins

  • Diet (see Diet)

  • Renal replacement modalities, including peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, and transplantation

  • Timely placement of vascular access for hemodialysis


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