The prevalence of kidney stone disease is increasing in both adults and children. Metabolic risk factors are present in most patients affected by stones. Targeted therapy towards the patient’s specific abnormalities has been shown to decrease recurrence. The current burden of stone disease in the United States, the metabolic evaluation and risk assessment in patients, and the recommended nutrition and medication measures for prevention are discussed in this session.
Contact hours available until 11/7/18.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Speaker Disclosures: There are no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.
Learning Outcome: At the conclusion of thie activity, the learner will be able to better understand and recognize the metabolic risk factors associated with kidney stone disease and develop basic strategies for stone prevention.
Assistant Professor; Director, Multidisciplinary Kidney Stone Clinic,
UNC Health Care