Depression Screening Tools: Policy and Nephrology Social Work Interventions

This activity will provide required education to clinicians about how to implement depression screening tools and policies in the dialysis clinics. 

Depression is the most common psychological disorder in patients with ESRD. Depression causes suffering, a decrease in quality of life, and impairment in social and occupational functions; it is also associated with increased health care costs. Current estimates put the depression prevalence rate as high as 20 percent to 25 percent in patients with ESRD. Studies have also shown that depression and anxiety are the most common comorbid illnesses in patients with ESRD.  Moreover, depressive affect and decreased perception of social support have been associated with higher rates of mortality in the ESRD population, and some studies suggest that this association is as strong as that between medical risk factors and mortality. Nevertheless, depression and anxiety remain under-recognized and undertreated, despite the availability of reliable screening instruments.  

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • State the purpose of Depression Screening in the CMS Quality Incentive Program for CY2016
  • Explain how to implement the policy in dialysis clinics
  • Identify treatment plans for the signs and symptoms of depression
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Target Audience

  • Social Workers
Accreditation/Designation of Credit Statements:

Social Worker

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; 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 1.5 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: 
  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
02/15/2017
Course expires: 
02/15/2019
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Thomas Lepetich, LCSW
Social Worker
Davita Bricktown
Brick, NJ
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Kimberly Gusse, LMSW, ACSW 
Care Manager
Priority Health 
Grand Rapids, MI
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Vernon Silva, LCSW, NSW-C
Nephrology Social Worker
US Renal Care
Panorama City, CA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Amy Pai, PharmD
Associate Professor
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Ann Arbor, MI
Disclosure: Received a consulting fee from AMAG Pharmaceuticals, and an honorarium from AstraZeneca for her role on an advisory board. 

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

Danielle Nathan
Professional Education Director
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).

Kristen M. Fischer, MSW, LCSW, NSW-C
Transplant Social Worker/Financial Coordinator
Sanford Medical Center - Fargo
Fargo, ND
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).
 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/15/2017
Course expires: 
02/15/2019

Price

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

Required Hardware/software

System requirements can be found here.

Contact Information:

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