Exploring No Dialysis: A Valid Choice

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to appreciate/consider the importance of providing patients with risks and benefits of renal replacement therapy, as well as conservative medical management as a treatment option. The content of the small group workshop developed to achieve this goal will be shared with audience participants.

Target Audience

  • Nurses 
  • Dialysis Technicians
  • Social Workers
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 Exploring No Dialysis: A Valid Choice on Thursday, April 13, 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:

  • Describe current standard for patient education on treatment options for advanced stage kidney disease
  • Identify tools and methods that could be used to educate patients and families about the no dialysis choice
  • Describe and analyze preliminary outcome data of the small group workshops
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/28/2019
Course expires: 
01/28/2021
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Mi Chang, MD
K.P. South Bay Medical Center
Harbor City, CA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Stephanie Ross, LCSW
K.P. South Bay Medical Center
Hermosa Beach, CA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Kathy Merritt, LCSW
Social Work Services Manager
Satellite Healthcare
San Jose, CA
Dislosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Jennifer McClain, MSW, LSW, NSW-C
Regional Lead Social Worker LA/NV
Fresenius Kidney Care
Las Vegas, NV
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).
Stipend: HSAG Network 15

Marianne Neumann, RN, CNN
Clinical Manager
Albany Regional Kidney Center
Albany, 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.

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.

Nurse and Dialysis Technician

Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education

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.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/28/2019
Course expires: 
01/28/2021

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.

To view NKF privacy and confidentiality policy as it relates to CME/CE activity, please visit http://www.kidney.org/

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