CKDinform 2.0: Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care: Implementing Best Practices to Improve Outcomes

This activity will address the evaluation and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) within the primary care setting. Evidence-based evaluation and management strategies for CKD will be presented, including CVD risk-management and diabetes control. The critical role of primary care providers (PCPs) in CKD care will be discussed. Challenges and opportunities for PCPs in CKD care will be addressed. CKDinform2.0 is an extension of NKF’s 2016 program, “CKDinform: Early Detection and Prevention,” a live and enduring CME/CE series targeted to PCPs.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses 

Learning Objectives

After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to:

  • Identify appropriate methods for CKD evaluation by the healthcare team in at-risk patients
  • Recognize evidence-based management strategies, including CVD risk-reduction and diabetes control, which can help delay CKD progression in at-risk patients
  • Identify evidence-based recommendations for the healthcare team related to complications of CKD, patient safety, medication management, and appropriate referral to nephrology
  • Develop management strategies involving the healthcare team for patients with advanced CKD and kidney failure (dialysis and transplant), from a primary care perspective
Method of Participation:

Learners will review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information; participate in the entire self-study consisting of slides and audio; complete the pre-test and complete the post-test (minimum score of 70% required; learners will only have 3 attempts to pass the post-test) and evaluation to successfully earn credit. The estimated time for completion is 1.0 hours. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP Prescribed Credits
  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
Course opens: 
03/01/2018
Course expires: 
03/01/2019
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Kirk Campbell, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Nephrology Fellowship Program Director
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Disclosure: The speaker received a consulting fee for serving on an Mallinckrodt advisory board on the subject of nephrotic syndrome.

Sumeska Thavarajah, MD
Assistant Professor, Nephrology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Martin Quan, MD
Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, Dept. of Family Medicine Director
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Alexis Chettiar MSN, ACNP-BC, PhD
Nurse Practitioner
Center for Elders Independence
Oakland, CA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Michael Choi, MD, FNKF
Nephrologist
John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Alisa Nance, MD, RPh, NLA-D
Physician
Piedmont HealthCare, Family Medicine/Primary Care
Mooresville, NC
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

James Papanikolaw, MA
Senior Scientific Director
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Danielle Nathan, MA
Professional Education Director
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Kathryn Troy, MPH
Professional Education Coordinator
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Declaration of Disclosure:

It is the policy of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. Any individual who has control over CME/CE content is required to disclose to learners prior to the activity any relevant financial relationship(s) they may have with commercial interests supporting this activity or whose products or devices are discussed in this activity.  

If, on the basis of information disclosed, a perceived conflict exists, resolution will be achieved based on NKF's Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Unlabeled/Investigational Use:

During their presentations, faculty may discuss an unlabeled use or an investigational use not approved for a commercial product. Each faculty member is required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician

The National Kidney Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This enduring material activity, CKDinform 2.0 Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care: Implementing Best Practices to Improve Outcomes, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed and 1.00 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 03/01/2018. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

Awarded 1.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Physician Assistant 

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

The activity is available for credit through March 1, 2019.

Nurse Practitioner

This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 18013043.

This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP Prescribed Credits
  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/01/2018
Course expires: 
03/01/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Disclaimer:

The faculty and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) do not recommend the use of any pharmaceutical, diagnostic test, or device outside of the labeled indications as approved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Information contained in this NKF educational resource is based upon current data available at the time of publication. Information is intended to help clinicians become aware of new scientific findings and developments.  This NKF educational resource is not intended to set out a preferred standard of care and should not be construed as one. Neither should the information be interpreted as prescribing an exclusive course of management.

Variations in practice will inevitably and appropriately occur when clinicians take into account the needs of individual patients, available resources, and limitations unique to an institution or type of practice. Every healthcare professional making use of information in this NKF educational resource is responsible for interpreting the data as it pertains to clinical decision making in each individual patient.

Required Hardware/software

System requirements can be found here.

Contact Information:

For any questions concerning this activity, please send an email to CMEinfo@kidney.org or call NKF at 1-800-622-9010.

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For additional professional education resources, contact NKF at 1-800-622-9010 or visit https://www.kidney.org/professionals