Management of Hepatitis C in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease

This activity will address the clinical challenge of evaluating and treating Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Content will describe the pathogenesis of HCV infection and its associations with CKD. Diagnostic modalities for HCV infection will also be discussed. The benefits and limitations of conventional antiviral regimens will be addressed. Recent clinical evidence for direct acting antivirals (DAAs) will also be included.

Supported by an educational grant from AbbVie. 

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants  
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses    
  • Dialysis Technicians    
  • Dietitians    
  • Pharmacists
  • 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.  The estimated time for completion is 1.0 hours. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the epidemiology of HCV infection, its risk factors for transmission, and complications in patients with CKD
  • Discuss evaluation and prevention strategies for HCV infection in higher-risk patients, including those with advanced CKD
  • Describe management strategies for HCV infection, including the rationale and potential role of direct acting antivirals in advanced CKD.
Additional information
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 0.50 AANP Pharmacology
  • 0.50 ANCC Pharmacology
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.00 CDR CPEUs
Course opens: 
01/15/2018
Course expires: 
01/15/2019
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
4

Paul Martin, MD
Chief, Division of Hepatology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
Miami, FL
Disclosure: The speaker has received grants from Gilead, Merck, BMS to serve as liver research support, an consulting fees for serving as a liver subject matter consultant for BMS and Abbvie.  

Craig E. Gordon, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, MA
Disclosure: The speaker received consulting fees from Alexion for services as a consultant on the subject of Atypical HUS, and honoraria for serving on an Abbvie advisory board on the subject of HCV.

Deirdre Sawinski, MD, FAST
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Disclosure: The speaker received a consulting fee for serving on a Merck advisory board on the subject of HCV

Planning Committee Disclosures

Dwayne Pierce, PharmD
Clinical Coordinator, Internal Medicine
University of Kentucky Health
City, KY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Sue Cary, MN, APRN, NP, CNN
Nurse Practitioner
Ochner Health Center
Baton Rouge, LA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

James Papanikolaw, MA
Senior Scientific Director
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

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).

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.


 

Physician

The National Kidney Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Nurse and Dialysis Technician

Awarded 1.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education (which includes .5 hours of pharmacology).

Pharmacist

This knowledge-based enduring activity has been assigned ACPE Universal Activity Number 0620-9999-18-003-H01-P, for 1.0 contact hours (1.0 CEUs). The activity is available for credit through January 15, 2019. 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 ACPE 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 

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 1.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

The activity is available for credit through January 15, 2019.

Nurse Practitioner 

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education (which includes 0.5 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 17112924. 

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

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 1.0 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

The activity is available for credit through January 15, 2019.

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 1.0 continuing education clock hours. 

Licensed social workers should contact their individual jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 0.50 AANP Pharmacology
  • 0.50 ANCC Pharmacology
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.00 CDR CPEUs

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/15/2018
Course expires: 
01/15/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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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.