Evidence-Based Use of Growth Hormone in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Quality Improvement Initiative for Optimizing Outcomes (An Application-Based Activity)

This web-based interactive virtual patient activity focuses on the issue of growth failure as a result of growth hormone dysfunction in chronic kidney disease (CKD).  Participants have the opportunity to review an expert discussion on the treatment of growth failure in CKD, with an emphasis on the role of growth hormone therapy in improving outcomes.  Recommendations for appropriate use of growth hormone therapy are presented, along with two virtual patient case studies through which participants learn how to assess, monitor, and treat patients with growth failure in CKD.     

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • Examine the severity and breadth of growth failure in the CKD population, including its impact on quality of life and overall health-related outcomes
  • Describe current concepts regarding the role of growth hormone dysfunction and other etiologies in the pathogenesis of growth failure in CKD
  • Recognize that most CKD patients eligible for growth hormone therapy are not receiving it and identify barriers to its being prescribed
  • Apply current evidence-based guidelines and data regarding appropriate usage of growth hormone in patient care
  • Formulate strategies for coordinating care within the interdisciplinary care team and with other healthcare organizations in order to achieve the best patient-centered care for those with growth failure in CKD
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Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Family Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
  • Social Workers
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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Family Physician

This enduring material activity Evidence-Based Use of Growth Hormone in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Quality Improvement Initiative for Optimizing Outcomes has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.5 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Term of credit begins November 16, 2016.  Term of approval is for one year from this date.  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 1.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioner 

This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.3 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 16092355.

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 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education (includes 0.3 contact hours 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 1.5 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

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 application-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 activity has been assigned ACPE Universal Activity Number 0016-9999-16-104-H01-P for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 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.

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 AAFP Prescribed Credits
  • 1.50 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 0.30 AANP Pharmacology
  • 0.30 ANCC Pharmacology
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs
Course opens: 
11/16/2016
Course expires: 
11/16/2017
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
4.5
Faculty Disclosures:

Bradley A. Warady, MD
Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Kansas City, MO 
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

John D. Mahan, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Nationwide Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Teresa V. Lewis, PharmD
Assistant Professor
University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Oklahoma City, OK
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Kathy Houle, MSN, APRN, C-FNP, CNN-NP
Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
UP Health System
Marquette, MI 
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Martin Quan, MD
Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Savannah Rose, LMSW
Clinical Social Worker
Children's Health
Richardson, TX
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Gail Torres, RN, MS, RD
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).

Chester H. Fox, MD
Professor of Family Medicine
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Catherine Lewis, RN, BSN, CNN
RN CKD Educator
DaVita
Dunmore, PA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Jessie Pavlinac, MS, RD, CSR, LD
Director, Clinical Nutrition
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Sheila Allen, PharmD    
Clinical Assistant Professor    
Pharmacy Practice
UIC College of Pharmacy
Chicago, IL
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Isaac Cha, PharmD    
Clinical Assistant Professor    
Pharmacy Practice
UIC College of Pharmacy
Chicago, IL
Disclosure: Holds stock in Baxter International, Inc.; Aetna Gilead Sciences, Inc.; and Thermo Fisher.

Sandra Cuellar Puri, PharmD    
Clinical Assistant Professor    
Pharmacy Practice
UIC College of Pharmacy
Chicago, IL
Disclosure: Is a member of the speaker’s bureau for Merck, Celgene, and BMS.

Larry Danziger, PharmD    
Professor    
Pharmacy Practice
UIC College of Pharmacy
Chicago, IL
Disclosure: Received a grant from Medicines Company; is a consultant for Allergan, Astellas, and Merck; and holds stock in Pfizer.
                                        
Edith Nutescu, PharmD    
Associate Professor    
Pharmacy Systems Outcomes and Policy    
UIC College of Pharmacy
Chicago, IL
Disclosure: Received a grant from NIH/NHLBI, ASHP Foundation, and Roche.
                    
Francis Schlemmer, PhD    
Associate Professor, Emeritus    
Biopharmaceutical Sciences
UIC College of Pharmacy
Chicago, IL
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).
    
Nicole Soldat
Continuing Professional Education Meeting Planner
UIC College of Pharmacy
Chicago, IL
Disclosure: Holds stock in Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Relypsa, Inc.

Rosalyn P. Vellurattil, PharmD, CDE 
Continuing Pharmacy Education Administrator
UIC College of Pharmacy
Chicago, IL
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).


Supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AAFP Prescribed Credits
  • 1.50 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 0.30 AANP Pharmacology
  • 0.30 ANCC Pharmacology
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/16/2016
Course expires: 
11/16/2017

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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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