Chronic Kidney Disease Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline
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Organization of the Guideline
This guideline is designed so that you can access key information quickly and easily. The information is organized into the following categories: Introduction, Major Recommendations, Algorithms, Background Information and Reference List.
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General Information and Disclaimer
This nutrition practice guideline is meant to serve as a general framework for handling clients with particular health problems. It may not always be appropriate to use these nutrition practice guidelines to manage clients because individual circumstances may vary. For example, different treatments may be appropriate for clients who are severely ill or who have co-morbid, socioeconomic, or other complicating conditions. The independent skill and judgment of the health care provider must always dictate treatment decisions. These nutrition practice guidelines are provided with the express understanding that they do not establish or specify particular standards of care, whether legal, medical, or other.