The ESRD Core Survey: Working Together to Improve Care

This educational activity will help the dialysis healthcare team understand the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) core survey for the End-Stage Renal Disease Program.  Dialysis facilities are evaluated by CMS to ensure that standards for patient safety and quality of care are being met. The ESRD survey defines the criteria used by CMS to inspect, evaluate, and cite dialysis facilities.  

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • Describe the major concepts and innovations in the ESRD Core Survey process
  • Describe the general organization of the ESRD Core Survey process
  • Explain how the ESRD Core Survey is driving survey citations
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Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Dialysis Technicians
  • Dietitians
  • Social Workers
  • Transplant Professionals
CME/CE Information:

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 program is approved for 1.0 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.00 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 15101953.

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

Nurse and Dialysis Technician

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 0.00 contact hour in the area of pharmacology).

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.

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 1.0 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.

Transplant Professional

The American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) has approved this educational offering for up to 1.0 Category I Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs).

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 ABTC Continuing Education Points
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.00 CDR CPEUs
Course opens: 
12/01/2015
Course expires: 
12/01/2016
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
5
Faculty Disclosures:

Kelly Frank, RN, BSN
Health Facilities Surveyor
State of Iowa
Waterloo, IA
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Judith Kari, ACSW, LICSW
Technical Director, Survey & Certification, CMS
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Columbia, MD
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Joe Messana, BS, MD
Richard D. Swartz Collegiate Professor of Nephrology
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Teri Spencer, RN, AD
Consultant
TB Spencer Consulting LLC
Brandon, OR
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Kelly Frank, RN, BSN
Health Facilities Surveyor
State of Iowa
Waterloo, IA
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Judith Kari, ACSW, LICSW
Technical Director, Survey & Certification, CMS
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Columbia, MD
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Joe Messana, BS, MD
Richard D. Swartz Collegiate Professor of Nephrology
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Teri Spencer, RN, AD
Consultant
TB Spencer Consulting LLC
Brandon, OR
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Carolyn Atkins, BS, RN, CCTC
Transplant Coordinator/Nephrology Nurse
Dallas, TX
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Nancy Schuessler, MFA
Program Director
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Bina George-Figueroa, MS, CHCP
Senior Program Director, Program Accreditation
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

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

CME Reviewer Disclosure:

Uday Nori, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical School
Columbus, OH
Disclosures: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Laly Joseph, DVM, DNP, APRN, B.C.
Assistant Professor
University of Miami
Miami, FL
Disclosures: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Maria Stasios, RD, LDN, CSR
Manager, Nutrition Services
DaVita Healthcare Partners
Wilmington, NC
Disclosures: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Nicole Baune, MSW, LICSW
Dialysis Social Worker
Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato
New Richland, MN
Disclosures: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Jeff Harder, MSW, LICSW
University of Washington Medical Center
Transplant Social Worker
Seattle, WA
Disclosures: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/01/2015
Course expires: 
12/01/2016

Price

Cost:
$35.00
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Contact Information:

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