Hepatitis C in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease: Addressing the High-Risk Patient

Participants will immediately apply what is learned during this interactive case-based activity. The faculty focuses on cases to target patients who have HCV infection and CKD and promote patient centric measures. This is the second part of a two-part series. It is highly suggested to complete part one first. You can find that here

Supported by an educational grant from AbbVie. 

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Assistants  
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses     
  • Dietitians    
  • 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 Hepatitis C in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease: Addressing the High Risk Patient on Wednesday, April 11, 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:

  • Recognize the risk, clinical manifestations, and complications of Hepatitis C in patients with CKD
  • Describe evaluation and prevention strategies for Hepatitis C in patients with advanced CKD
  • Discuss evidence-based management strategies and clinical data for direct acting antivirals in patients with Hepatitis C and CKD
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 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
  • 0.67 ANCC Pharmacology
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs
Course opens: 
06/20/2018
Course expires: 
06/20/2019
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Craig Gordon, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
Diclosure: Consulting fee: Alexion Honoraria: Abbvie

Deirdre Sawinski, MD, FAST
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Disclosure: Consulting fee: Merck 

Paul Martin, MD
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
Miami, FL
Disclosure: Grant: Gilead, Merck, BMS, Abbvie Consulting fee: BMS, Abbvie

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Lawrence Weisberg, MD, FNKF
Professor of Medicine, Chief of Nephrology, CMSRU
Cooper University Health Care
Camden, NJ
Disclosure: Consulting Fee: PLC Medical, Inc.

Harold Szerlip, MD, FNKF
Director, Nephrology division and nephrology fellowship program director
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Disclosure: Honoraria: Astute Medical -self; Consulting fees: LaJolla Pharmaceuticals, ZS Pharma, Amarin

Joanna Hudson, Pharm.D.
Professor, UT Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Translational Science
The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
Memphis, TN
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Darlene Dobkowski, PA-C, RN
Physician Assistant
North Jersey Spine Group
Wayne, NJ
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Beth Shanaman, RD, FNKF
Northwest Kidney Centers
Seattle, WA
Disclosure: 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
Rensselaer, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

James Papanikolaw  
Senior Scientific Director, Kidney Learning Solutions (KLS)
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.

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 enduring activity 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. 

Nurse Practitioner and Nurse

Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education (includes 0.67 contact hours in the area of pharmacology).

Pharmacist

This application-based enduring activity has been assigned Universal Activity Number JA0004461-0000-18-006-H01-P, for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs). To receive credit, learners must read the activity overview, learning objectives and faculty disclosures, complete the pre-test, review the content, complete the post-test with a minimum score of 70% (post-test may be taken up to 3 times) and electronic activity evaluation. An NABP eProfile ID and date of birth in MMDD format are prerequisites for receiving continuing pharmacy education credits. All 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.

Physician Assistant

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category I Credit(s)TM from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.  

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.
 

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/20/2018
Course expires: 
06/20/2019

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.

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