Adventures in Vascular Access: Part 1

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to understand the process that occurs between nephrology and surgical providers in the choice, construction, maintenance and support of permanent vascular access for the CKD/ESRD patient population. This session aims to encourage providers to work as a team to determine the “best” treatment plans for patients. 

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • Describe the roles of the multidisciplinary team in vascular access selection and planning
  • Recognize the importance of collaboration between all members of the multidisciplinary team in planning, creation and preservation of vascular access for the ESRD patient
  • Appreciate the roadblocks encountered by the multidisciplinary team in vascular access planning, creation and preservation

Target Audience

  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Social Workers
Accreditation/Designation of Credit Statements:

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

Physician

The National Kidney Foundation designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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.

The activity is available for credit through September 20, 2019.

Nurse and Dialysis Technician

Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

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.

The activity is available for credit through September 20, 2019.

Social Workers

The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers, Provider #1014, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education clock hours.

National Kidney Foundation SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0064.

Licensed social workers should contact their individual jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

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) and evaluation to successfully earn credit.  The estimated time for completion is 1.5 hours. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.  

If you participated in the live symposium Adventures in Vascular Access: Part 1 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 and claimed credit, you should not claim credit for this endured activity.

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.

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.

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 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs
Course opens: 
08/09/2017
Course expires: 
09/20/2019
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Joseph Vassalotti, MD, FNKF
Chief Medical Officer
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: The speaker received a consulting fee as a consultant for Merck, Inc in the subject of Hepatitis C in CKD

Elizabeth Jones, MSW, LCSW, FNKF
Social Worker
DaVita
Sterling, VA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Loay Salman, MD
Chief of Nephrology
Albany Medical College
Albany, NY
Disclosure: The speaker received a research grant as a researcher on the subject of RCT on Surveillance from Transonic; an Honoraria from Alexion (self) for their role in the speakers bureau on the subject of Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome.

Karl Illig, MD
Professor and Director, Division of Vascular Surgery
USF Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Katherine Houle, APRN FNP-BC, CNN-NP
Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
Marquette General/Duke Lifepoint Hospital
Marquette, MI
Disclosure: Speakers Bureau: Keryx

Marianne Neumann, RN, CNN
Clinical Manager
Fresenius Medical Care
Albany, 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).

Nathalie Harden
Director, CME
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/09/2017
Course expires: 
09/20/2019

Price

Cost:
$35.00
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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