Debate: Should Sodium Intake Be Limited to <2300 mg Per Day?

This activity will consist of a debate by two experts in the field of hypertension. This debate will highlight issues and conflicting evidence regarding sodium intake, blood pressure, and how these relate to cardiovascular outcomes.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Dialysis 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. 

If you participated in the live symposium Please Pass the Salt – or Not? Debate on Sodium Intake on April 12, 2018 and claimed credit, you should not claim credit for this endured activity.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Critique the strength of the evidence in support of population-wide sodium reduction strategies in relation to blood pressure and other clinical outcomes
  • Formulate an informed opinion about optimal sodium intake  
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CDR CPEUs
  • 1.00 IPCE (Interprofessional Continuing Education)
Course opens: 
02/04/2019
Course expires: 
02/04/2021
Cost:
$25.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine with Joint Appointments in Epidemiology, International Health and Nursing
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Ellicott City, MD
Disclosure: Payment for chapter: UpToDate

Michael Alderman, MD
Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Publicgai Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Tara Chang , MD, MS 
Stanford University 
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Disclosure: Consulting Fee: Jansse, Fresenius

Joanna Hudson, Pharm.D.
Professor, UT Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Translational Science
The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
Memphis, TN
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Christine Barrett, MS, RDN, LD
Divisional Lead Dietitian
Davita Leavenworth
Leavenworth, KS
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Lawrence Weisberg, MD, FNKF
Professor of Medicine, Chief of Nephrology, CMSRU
Cooper University Health Care
Camden, NJ
Disclosure: Consulting Fee: PLC Medical, Inc.

Marianne Neumann, RN, CNN
Clinical Manager
Albany Regional Kidney Center
Rensselaer, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

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

Kathryn Troy, MPH
Professional Education Manager
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)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse and Dialysis Technician

Awarded 1.0 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 1.0 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CDR CPEUs
  • 1.00 IPCE (Interprofessional Continuing Education)

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/04/2019
Course expires: 
02/04/2021

Price

Cost:
$25.00
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.

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