- Urology with Yarnell: Dialysis Support for CKD 1h 41min
Urology with Yarnell: Dialysis Support for CKD
What You'll Learn
- Epidemiology and statistics on dialysis in the US
- How to help prevent complications of peritoneal and hemodialysis by natural means, particularly chronic inflammation that underlies many of these problems
- Both common and rare complications of dialysis and how to treat and refer
- How to know when to refer patients on dialysis for conventional intervention, including emergency referrals
- The differences in home vs. center dialysis and the pros and cons of each
- Properly address immunosuppression caused by end-stage kidney disease and chronic dialysis, particularly in the era of COVID-19
This is the third part of an entire series of Urology with Yarnell: Chronic Kidney Disease. Part 1 addressed the early stages of Chronic Kidney Disease (Stages 1-3). Part 2 addressed treating late-stage Chronic Kidney Disease (Stages 3-5). Part 3 (this course) will address all aspects of dialysis—from overviewing the different types of dialysis to discussing in detail how to support patients through the complications and side effects associated with dialysis through evidence-based natural medicines. Part 4 will address glomerulonephritis and vasculitis. Lastly, Part 5 will address Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).
This course will review the epidemiology of dialysis in the US, with peritoneal and hemodialysis discussed in detail. Yarnell will describe in detail how dialysis is initiated and how to manage the complications of both types of dialysis. He will discuss the benefits of home vs. center-based dialysis and touch upon kidney transplants. Herbal, nutritional, and dietary supplement approaches to preventing and treating a range of dialysis-related complications are presented using the best available evidence.
This Course Is For You If
- You are in primary care, work in a general practice, or have patients with kidney disease, or
- You want to know how to help your patients with common complaints associated with dialysis
Eric Yarnell, ND, RH(AHG) graduated from Bastyr University (Seattle, WA) in 1996, after which he completed a two-year residency with master herbalist and physician Silena Heron, RN, ND in Sedona, AZ. Dr. Yarnell served as chair of the department of botanical medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM; Tempe, AZ) where he also taught gastroenterology, urology/men's health, and pulmonology/sleep medicine. He has served as senior and associate editor of the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine. He has been in private practice or supervising students since 1997. He is chief medical officer at Northwest Naturopathic Urology. He is a founding member and current president of the Botanical Medicine Academy (Seattle, WA), a specialty board for practitioners who use herbs.
Currently Dr. Yarnell is associate professor in the botanical medicine department at Bastyr University and adjunct faculty at SCNM. He is a co-founder and chief financial/operations office of Healing Mountain Publishing, Inc., a publisher of natural medicine textbooks for students and practitioners. He is also president of Heron Botanicals, Inc. an herbal pharmacy providing hand-crafted, whole plant extracts exclusively to health care providers.
Dr. Yarnell is author of numerous texts and articles including Natural Approach to Gastroenterology 2nd ed and the forthcoming Natural Approach to Urology and Men's Health 2nd ed. He is co-author of Clinical Botanical Medicine 2nd ed and the A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions. He is a contributing author for The Textbook of Natural Medicine 4th ed and Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy: Modern Herbal Medicine 2nd ed. He has lectured widely.