Acute Kidney Injury: Understanding Hot Topics

This inter-professional activity will provide clinicians with cutting-edge knowledge on some of the fundamental clinical challenges associated with care of patients with or at risk of AKI. Leading experts in the field will present up-to-date knowledge on the prevention of contrast-induced AKI, optimal volume control in the setting of AKI and strategies for safe and effective drug dosing in patients with AKI.

Target Audience

  • Physicians 
  • Dietitians 
  • Physician Assistants 
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses 
  • Technicians
Method of Participation:

Learners will review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information; complete the pre-test; review the video content; 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.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Analyze the incidence and outcomes of contrast-associated AKI as well as assessing the most recent evidence for strategies to mitigate the risk of contrast-associated AKI
  • Recognize the risks associated with fluid management and develop strategies for the judicious use of fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients
  • Develop strategies for appropriate drug dosing in patients with dialysis-requiring and non-dialysis requiring acute kidney injury
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs
Course opens: 
01/16/2019
Course expires: 
01/16/2021
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures

Paul Palevsky, MD
Professor of Medicine
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Pittsburgh, PA
Disclosure: Honorarium: Novartis, GE Health, Baxter, HealthSpan Dx; Travel: Novartis, GE Healthcare

Harold Szerlip, MD, FNKF
Director, Nephrology Division; Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Disclosure: Honoraria: Astute Medical; Consultant: LaJolla Pharmaseuticals, Zs Pharma, Amarin

Mary Vilay, PharmD
Associate Professor
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures

Laurie Benton, PhD, MPAS, PA-C, RN
System Director Advanced Practice Professionals
Baylor Scott and White Health
Temple, TX
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Harold Szerlip, MD, FNKF
Director, Nephrology Division; Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Disclosure: Honoraria: Astute Medical; Consulting Fees: LaJolla Pharmaceuticals, Zs Pharma, Amarin

Ron Wald, MDCM, MPH
Staff Physician
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, CA
Disclosure: Research funding: Baxter

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).

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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, and Dialysis Technician

Awarded 1.5 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 1.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Dietitian

The National Kidney Foundation is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.5 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/16/2019
Course expires: 
01/16/2021

Price

Cost:
$35.00
Please login or register for a PERC account to take this course.
 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.