This is a podcast presentation from Texas Tech Medical School on the topic of diabetic nephropathy. The interviewer is Ron Cook, MD and the interviewee is Mike Ragain, MD. The information contained in this 11 minute podcast includes the following, (a) a history and overview of diabetic nephropathy, (b) screening of patients with diabetic nephropathy,(c) classifications of kidney disease including a brief discussion of the five stages, (d) recommendations for HbA1C, blood pressure, and LDL for patients with kidney disease, (e) costs associated with chronic kidney disease, (f) treatment options including medications, supplementation, dietary considerations, and (g) a tip on how to reduce HbA1C.
The material is targeted for the graduate school student, medical students, diabetic educators, physicians, pharmacists, and other health care professionals and there is no cost to use the site.
Type of Material:
This learning resource is an audio podcast.
This podcast could be used:
By the healthcare provider for a brief overview of thoughts and treatment regimes associated with the topic.
In the classroom it could be considered an optional resource for review or, because it has alot of great information, it could serve as an "introduction" to provide the student with a guide for further exploration of the topic.
The user will need a computer with Internet access and audio capabilities.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The learning objectives include the following:
Describe the natural history of diabetic nephropathy
Screen patients for diabetic nephropathy
Prescribe treatment for the reversal of early diabetic nephropathy
Recommend dietary and nutritional supplemental therapy for diabetic nephropathy
Target Student Population:
The target student population includes graduate school students, medical students, diabetic educators, physicians, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Prerequisite knowledge includes some knowledge of the topic and terminology associated with the topic i.e., HbA1C and medications.
The content is valid, accurate, and reliable; the copyright date of the material is 2006 and the information contains references to research trials and studies.
Although information is valid, accurate, and reliable, the copyright date is 2006.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The purpose of the material is to provide the reader with information about diabetic nephropathy. The podcast was clear, concise, and easy to access. Although there were no visuals, the podcast was very efficient and effective in addressing all of the learning objectives.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The podcast is self-contained and easy to navigate.
The podcast does not meet all accessibility requirements. There is no transcript.
Other Issues and Comments:
No other issues.
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