To Dose or Not to Dose?: Poisonings and Medication Safety in CKD

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to be able distinguish safe and potentially toxic medications and substances to the CKD/ESRD population. Participants will review the common toxic chemicals to the kidney and the medication safety guidelines to create a greater awareness of how to properly prescribe medications for nephrology patients.  

Target Audience

  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pharmacist

Learning Objectives

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

  • List common medications and poisonings seen by the Nephrology healthcare professional; review the clinical presentation of these; describe the management of these poisonings 
  • Describe medication safety concerns in CKD / ESRD 
  • Discuss associated strategies for mitigating risk
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; 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 To Dose or Not to Dose?: Poisonings and Medication Safety in CKD on Friday, April 21, 2017 and claimed credit, you should not claim credit for this endured activity.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 AANP Pharmacology
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
Course opens: 
10/30/2017
Course expires: 
10/30/2019
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Mohanram Narayanan, MD
Director, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
Baylor Scott and White Healthcare
Temple, TX
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Katie Cardone, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albany, NY
Disclosure: The speaker's spouse receives a salary from Fresenius Medical Care for their role as a nurse in the dialysis clinic; the speaker receives a one-time consulting fee from AstraZeneca for serving on an advisory board related to the subject of anemia.

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Lynne Gafford, NP-C
Nurse Practitioner
Henry Ford Health System
W. Bloomfield, MI
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Thomas Nolin, PharmD, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Pittsburgh, PA
Disclosure: The speaker received consulting fees and travel from AM Pharma and Thrasos Innovation, Inc in the subject of AKI for their role as a consultant and IDMC member, respectively.

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).

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.

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 online CME/CE 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 October 30, 2019.

Nurse Practitioner 

This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 1.5 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 17102878.

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

Pharmacist

This knowledge-based enduring activity has been assigned ACPE Universal Activity Number 0620-0000-17-036-H05-P, for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs). The activity is available for credit through October 30, 2019. To receive credit, learners must 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; complete the post-test (minimum score of 70% required) and electronic evaluation.  An NABP eProfile ID and date of birth in MMDD format are prerequisites for receiving continuing pharmacy education credits. 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 cmeinfo@kidney.org if you do not see activity information listed in your profile within 30 days.  For more information and to set up your e-Profile visit: www.MyCPEmonitor.net.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 AANP Pharmacology
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/30/2017
Course expires: 
10/30/2019

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.

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