HCV and CKD: Risks and Complications

This is the first of a three-part online video series on the topic of improving outcomes in hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the setting of chronic kidney disease (CKD).  This module focuses upon the risks and clinical manifestations of HCV, the impact of the virus on patients with CKD, and the effect of HCV on kidney function in those without CKD. The faculty will also discuss guidelines for proper screening and diagnostic tools for HCV.

Acknowledgements:

Supported by an educational grant from Merck

Target Audience

  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity you will be better able to:

  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of HCV infection and associated risks and complications in CKD patients, and consequences of HCV infection on patients who do not have CKD
Additional information
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 0.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 0.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
06/03/2018
Course expires: 
06/04/2019
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Julianna Candela, FNP-BC, RD
Family Nurse Practitioner
Kidney Medical Associates
Valley Cottage, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures

Susan Cary, MN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN
Nurse Practitioner
Collaborative Practice with Dr. Tipton McKnight, Nephrology 
Baton Rouge, LA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Gail Torres, RN, MS, RD
Senior Clincial Communications Director
National Kidney Foundation
New York, 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.

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


 

Nurse Practitioners and Nurses

Awarded 0.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education..

Social Workers

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 0.5 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

  • 0.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 0.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 0.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/03/2018
Course expires: 
06/04/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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.