Educational Ambassador lectures on the nutritional management of CKD in Lima
As part of the Educational Ambassadors Program (EAP), the ISN supported Jaime Uribarri, from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, to spend one week in May 2019 as ISN Educational Ambassador to train staff at the Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara in Lima, Peru.
The aim of the training was to increase knowledge about the nutritional management of CKD to reduce the prevalence of protein-energy wasting (PEW) and the complications that can arise from this pathology. Peruvian educational programs in nephrology generally do not include nutritional considerations; and, despite high levels of malnutrition in the Peruvian population, there is a lack of reliable data available to clinicians.
The ISN Ambassador gave lectures and practice-sessions on basic concepts in nutritional assessment in CKD patients, latest clinical and laboratory criteria for PEW, and best practices in management of PEW and related nutritional disorders.
Training provided through ISN’s EAP is intended to improve patient care in the host center and promote growth of the local nephrology practice.