Quality and Safety in Dialysis: Emphasis on Achieving Zero Preventable Infections

This activity will review the simple tools for the prevention, detection and treatment of infections as well as ways to reduce infection rate in dialysis clinics and infection-associated mortality.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Dialysis Technicians
  • Transplant Coordinators
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 Quality and Safety in Dialysis: Emphasis on Achieving Zero Preventable Infections on April 13, 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:

  • Understand the role medical errors in causing complications and death 
  • Enumerate the major safety risks for hemodialysis patients
  • Reduce infection rate in dialysis clinics and reduce infection-associated mortality
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ABTC Continuing Education Points
  • 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 Attendance
  • 1.00 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.00 CDR CPEUs
Course opens: 
01/30/2019
Course expires: 
01/30/2021
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Alan Kliger, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

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.

Marianne Neumann, RN, CNN
Clinical Manager
Albany Regional Kidney Center
Rensselaer, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

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).

Carolyn Atkins, BS, RN, CCTC, FNKF
Nephrology Consultant
Dallas, TX
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

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 1.0 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 Technicians

Awarded 1.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Pharmacist

This knowledge-based enduring activity has been assigned Universal Activity Number (JA0004461-0000-19-002-H05-P), for 1.0 contact hours (1.0 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 1.0 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 1.0 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.


 

Transplant Coordinator

Updated the Transplant Coordinator statement to: 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 1.0 contact hours. Program ID 170-14

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ABTC Continuing Education Points
  • 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 Attendance
  • 1.00 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.00 CDR CPEUs

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/30/2019
Course expires: 
01/30/2021

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 

For hardware/software and internet connectivity requirements for participation in this CME/CE activity, visit kidney.org/cme and click on System Requirements for Participation.

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