CKD-Related Anemia and Cardiovascular Disease: What Does the Future Hold? (A Knowledge-Based Activity)

This activity will address the common medical problem of CKD related anemia and the risk of cardiovascular events. The benefits and limitations of established anemia therapies will be discussed, as well as emerging strategies for anemia management. 

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • Recall the cardiovascular risks associated with CKD-related anemia for optimal patient assessment and early intervention.
  • Identify risks and benefits of established treatment options for CKD-related anemia in order to compare and contrast alternative therapies.
  • Describe the potential role of emerging strategies to manage CKD-related anemia to promote optimal patient outcomes and minimize adverse events.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST LOGIN OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT BEFORE ENROLLING IN THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY. 

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
Accreditation/Designation of Credit Statements:

Physician

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Kidney Foundation designates this enduring for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians 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 1.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 16082296.

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

Nurse

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Awarded 1.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education (includes 0.0 contact hour in the area of pharmacology).

Pharmacist

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Reading the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; participating in the entire knowledge-based activity, completing the pre-test, active learning activity, post-test (minimum score of 70% required; may be taken up to 3 times) and activity evaluation; estimating duration of time spent on the activity; and submitting NABP eProfile ID and MMDD are prerequisites for receiving continuing pharmacy education credits.  This knowledge-based activity has been assigned ACPE Universal Activity Number 0016-9999-16-090-H01-P, for 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs).  All ACPE credit awarded to participants must be uploaded to CPE Monitor ™ within 30 days of the activity date, so pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are required to provide their e-Profile ID and date of birth (MMDD) at the time of the activity.  Please contact pharmce@uic.edu if you do not see activity information listed within 30 days.  For more information and to set up your e-Profile visit: www.MyCPEmonitor.net.

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; and complete the post-test (minimum score of 70% required) and evaluation to successfully earn credit.  The estimated time for completion is 1.0 hours. 

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: 
  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ACPE 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: 
09/30/2016
Course expires: 
09/21/2017
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
5
Faculty Disclosures:

Steven Fishbane, MD
Chief of Nephrology
Hofstra Northwell Health School of Medicine
Hempstead, NY
Disclosure: Received a research grant from AstraZeneca in the area of anemia, and is a consultant and speaker for Rockwell in the area of iron.

Peter McCullough, MD
Vice Chief of Medicine
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Jane Davis, DNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Dwayne A. Pierce, BS Pharm, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist-Nephrology/Internal Medicine
Augusta University Medical Center
North Augusta, SC
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Deborah Brommage, MS, RD, CSR, CDN
Program Director
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).

Anna Okoniewski
CME/CE Activities Manager
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Silas Norman, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Annette Hood, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC
Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
Metro Hypertension & Kidney Center
Hazelwood, MO 
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Vanessa Bradley, RD
Associate Professor
Chicacgo City Colleges School of Nursing - Malcolm X Campus
Chicago, IL
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
Office of Continuing Education and Meeting Services
Chicago, IL
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Supported by an educational grant from Astra Zeneca.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ACPE 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: 
09/30/2016
Course expires: 
09/21/2017

Price

Cost:
$0.00
Please login or register for a PERC account to take this course.

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