Infections and the Bugs that Cause Them

This session will create a heightened awareness of new/novel infection causing organisms as well as infection control in dialysis units. The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to gain specific knowledge and skills to prevent growth of “super bugs” and infections common in the CKD/ESRD patient population.

Target Audience

  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner
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; complete the pre-test; complete the post-test (minimum score of 70% required) and evaluation to successfully earn credit.  The estimated time for completion is 1.5 hours. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.  

If you participated in the live symposium Infections and the Bugs that Cause Them on Friday, April 21, 2017 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 prevention, presenting symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for upcoming infections in CKD
  • List efforts made to control super bugs and impact on CKD and ERSD patients
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
Course opens: 
10/30/2017
Course expires: 
10/30/2019
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Jerry Yee, MD, FNKF
Division Head, Nephrology and Hypertension 
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

John Midturi, DO, MPH
Physician
Scott & White Memorial Hospital
Temple, TX
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Lynne Gafford, NP-C
Nurse Practitioner
Henry Ford Health System
W. Bloomfield, MI
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Thomas Nolin, PharmD, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Pittsburgh, PA
Disclosure: The speaker received consulting fees and travel from AM Pharma and Thrasos Innovation, Inc in the subject of AKI for their role as a consultant and IDMC member, respectively.

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

Kathryn Troy, MPH
Professional Education Coordinator
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).

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 material 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. 

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.

The activity is available for credit through October 18, 2019.

Nurse Practitioner

This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 17102879.

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

The activity is available for credit through October 18, 2019.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/30/2017
Course expires: 
10/30/2019

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