Managing fluid intake as a CKD patient
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It is important that certain individuals with CKD limit their fluid intake, but many don’t understand why or where to begin. On today’s episode, we sat down with experts to discuss fluid restriction, such as why it’s important, the negative effects of consuming too much, and ways to manage a fluid-restricted diet.

On today's episode we spoke with: 

Catherine C. Wells, DNP, ACNP, CNN-NP, FNKF

Dr. Wells have been practicing as a Nephrology Nurse Practitioner in Mississippi for 19 years. She is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner trained at The University of Mississippi with a Nephrology specialty via Vanderbilt University. Dr. Wells obtained my Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of South Alabama in 2010. She is certified as a Nephrology Nurse Practitioner since 2008. She spent 3 years in private Nephrology practice treating dialysis and CKD patients. In 2006, Dr. Wells joined the faculty of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). At UMMC her clinical practice is general Nephrology with clinical expertise in acute and chronic renal replacement therapies. She teaches locally and nationally, and supports the research efforts of the Division of Nephrology.

Anthony Reed

As a former dialysis patient, and now living with a kidney transplant, Ant knows what it takes to not only live with kidney disease but to live beyond kidney disease. He has shared his story and lessons he has learned on a nationwide level and continues to work towards the betterment of kidney patients worldwide. 


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Episode transcript

Learning to Follow Your Dialysis Fluid Restrictions

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