Welcome to the Professional Education Resource Center (PERC) 

This resource center is designed for professionals committed to continuing their education and improving patient outcomes. Here you will find activities on an array of carefully selected topics given by renowned faculty.

Check back for new courses regularly!     

Activity Spotlight

Management of Hepatitis C in Late-Stage CKD Patients: Who, How, and When To Treat?

This activity will focus on evidence-based data regarding the management of hepatitis C infection (HCV) in late-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD). It reviews the pathophysiology of HCV infection and its association with kidney failure. Evidence-based treatment strategies will be discussed and clinical evidence for emerging antivirals will be examined. Learners will be involved in an interactive program that will allow them to apply critical thinking skills to solve case study-based challenges in hyperkalemia.

Supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

 

Activity Spotlight

Calcimimetics for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism: Something Old, Something New

Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a frequently encountered complication in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This activity provides the most recent understanding of the pathophysiologic connections between SHPT and CKD-Mineral and Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD). 

Supported by an educational grant from Amgen.

 

Activity Spotlight

The Challenge of Treating Iron Deficiency Anemia in Patients with Non-Dialysis-Chronic Kidney Disease (ND-CKD)

This activity will bring forward evidence-based data related to abnormalities in iron metabolism and the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia in patients with ND-CKD. Program content includes a review of the physiology of iron metabolism and the pathophysiology of iron deficiency anemia. 

Supported by an educational grant from Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

Features of PERC

  • Personalized profile/login 
  • FREE for NKF members 
  • Ability to view  your completed activities in one place
  • More discipline-specific courses than ever before!
  • Earn CME/CEs anytime, anywhere! 

 

Activity Spotlight

Strategies to Improve Patient Outcomes in CKD-MBD Management

This activity discusses the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD). Evaluation and monitoring of CKD-MBD are addressed. Evidence-based best practices in CKD-MBD management are also reviewed.

Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi-aventis U.S.

 

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CME Program Mission Statement

The mission of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Continuing Education (CE) Program is to assist members of the interprofessional healthcare team in nephrology and other specialties impacted by kidney disease in their pursuit of life-long learning toward providing high quality healthcare. See More…

CME Program Accreditation

NKF has been granted Joint Accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide accredited continuing education for the healthcare team.

NKF is also accredited by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) as a provider of continuing education for dieticians and socials workers. In addition, NKF will facilitate approval for advanced care practice nurses and family physicians through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Family Physicians respectively.