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Evidence-Based Social Work Practice: Utilizing STI to Create Institutional Change
This educational activity will further educate social workers how evidenced based social work practice (STI) and measurable outcomes created institutional change for nephrology social work.
Target audience
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1
The Cardio-Renal Cross-Talk: A Focus on Arterial Stiffness
This activity will delve into the accelerated vascular aging profile in CKD. The underlying mechanisms of arterial stiffness, and its measurement approaches will be discussed, as will the determinants of arterial stiffness, and its consequences in CKD. Dr.
Target audience
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Other topic
Credits** 0.75
Pulmonary Hypertension Update
Pulmonary Hypertension is an underrecognized and underdiagnosed medical problem that affects many patients with chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease.
Target audience
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Transplant Update: Care after the Transplant
This interactive case-based activity will discuss the affect that the Kidney Allocation System has impacted which candidates have been transplanted. Care considerations in the immediate (first year) post-transplant will be explained, including rejection.
Target audience
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Transplantation
Credits** 1.5
Vascular Access
This activity will provide the learner with current, evidence-based practices on vascular access assessment, surveillance, and cannulation to ensure adequate dialysis.Learning Objectives: After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to:
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Applying Palliative Care Skills to Nephrology Care
This activity will discuss common symptoms associated with dialysis and will take the learner from the path of burden of disease to increased awareness of patient’s day-to-day issues living with chronic illness.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Calciphylaxis: Roles of Vitamin K Deficiency and Supplementation
Calciphylaxis is a devastating complication seen in patients with advanced kidney disease. This session will address important concepts related to calciphylaxis and novel roles of vitamin K in its pathogenesis and treatment.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Evidence-Based Use of Growth Hormone in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Quality Improvement Initiative for Optimizing Outcomes (An Application-Based Activity)
This web-based interactive virtual patient activity focuses on the issue of growth failure as a result of growth hormone dysfunction in chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Primary Care
Credits** 1.5
Building an Inter-Professional Bridge: Dialysis Unit Social Worker-Nephrologist Collaboration
In current dialysis facility management, medical directors and social workers are often bound by and confined to traditional and nonoverlapping roles.
Target audience
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
  • Professional Development
  • Psychosocial
  • Transplantation
Credits** 1
Is This Really the Last Dialysis Access Option? How to Plan, How to Manage
This activity will provide an overview of conventional vascular access sites. The speaker will briefly discuss pathophysiology and challenges encountered with AVF maturation.  In the second half of this activity data will be presented on last access options: perception vs reality.  
Target audience
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5

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