Lifestyle Interventions for Clinicians to Optimize Patient Outcomes

May 12, 2019

The combination of plentiful, inexpensive and processed food, and low activity has culminated in an epidemic of obesity and a mosaic of chronic illnesses, and their associated morbidity and mortality. Practitioners have focused on drug therapy and to a lesser degree on medicalization of food. Incorporating healthy and tasty food, active living, mindfulness and adequate refreshing sleep are all important elements to promote health, to prevent obesity and to reduce the risk for type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and ultimately CVD and CKD. Clinicians may know these concepts intuitively, but they need information and tools to help their patients. The current session presents an approach based on cutting edge clinical science to the integration of healthy behaviors in clinical practice, using healthy eating, and mindfulness followed by a discussion of lifestyle therapy in the context of CKD.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Social Workers
  • Dialysis Technicians 
  • Transplant Coordinators
Activity Information:

Sunday, May 12 from 8am to 9:30am Eastern Time. 

Method of Participation:

Participants will attend the live webinar and submit an online activity evaluation.  Participants have up to four (4) weeks after the webinar to complete the online activity evaluation. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review healthy and eating practices and methods for implementing these practices into daily routine
  • Identify mindfulness practices that health care professionals can use to help their patients achieve psychological and physiological fitness
  • Discuss lifestyle interventions that can be applied to the specific needs of CKD patients
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ABTC Continuing Education Points
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs
  • 1.50 IPCE (Interprofessional Continuing Education)
Course opens: 
02/22/2019
Course expires: 
06/12/2019
Event starts: 
05/12/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/12/2019 - 9:30am
Cost:
$50.00
Parent activity set: 
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures

Josephine Wright, PhD, RD, CDN
Assistant Professor
Long Island University/Post Campus
Old Brookville, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Gary Petingola, BSW, MSW, RSW
Mindfulness Teacher, Masters Credentialed Social Worker
Mindfulness on the Rocks - Meditation Solutions for Maximum Life Impact
Ontario, CA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Sankar Dass Navaneethan, MD, MS, MPH
Physician
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Disclosure: Honoraria: Bayer and Boehringer-Ingelheim and Tricida; Research Support: Keryx

Planning Committee Disclosures

Joseph Vassalotti, MD, FNKF
Chief Medical Officer
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Honoraria: Merck Inc. and Janssen

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)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioner, Nurse and Dialysis Technician

Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

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 1 Credit(s)™ 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.

Transplant Coordinator

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing transplant education by the American Board for Transplant Certification: CEPTC Provider Number #170. This activity has been granted 1.5 contact hours. Program ID 170-XX. 
 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ABTC Continuing Education Points
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs
  • 1.50 IPCE (Interprofessional Continuing Education)

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/22/2019
Course expires: 
06/12/2019

Price

Cost:
$50.00
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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.

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