Ready…Set…Wait…: The Time between Listing and Transplant

It took your patient a long, long time to get to this point, where they’re getting that longed-awaited kidney transplant.  They went through many different tests and procedures, meetings and interviews with innumerable transplant professionals, more tests and procedures – all in a process that seemed like it would never end.  Finally – FINALLY! – they get put on the waiting list for a deceased donor kidney transplant.  But that is just the start of another long, sometimes seemingly endless process of waiting.  This activity will explore the transplant evaluation process as well as how you can support them during this time and minimize burnout.

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • Describe the role of multi-disciplinary team in the health maintenance of patients leading up to transplant.
  • Recognize the importance of communication between dialysis and transplant staff.
  • Discuss coping strategies to assist patients while they are waiting on their transplant.
  • Identify stress in caregivers and the burden it can potentially cause. 
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Target Audience

  • Social Workers
Accreditation/Designation of Credit Statements:

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.

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; and complete the post-test (minimum score of 70% required) and evaluation to successfully earn credit.  The estimated time for completion is 1.5 hours.  

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.

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.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/21/2016
Course expires: 
12/21/2018
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Jeff Harder, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Transplant Social Worker
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Lara Tushla, LCSW, NSWC
Transplant Social Worker
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Kimberly Gusse, LMSW, ACSW 
Social Worker
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI    
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Vernon Silva, LCSW, NSW-C
Nephrology Social Worker
US Renal Care
Panorama City, CA
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).

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

CME/CE Activities Manager
National Kidney Foundation    
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Julie Raether, MSW, LICSW
Pediatric Nephrology Social Worker
University of MN Chilren's Hospital/Fairview
Minneapolis, MN
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/21/2016
Course expires: 
12/21/2018

Price

Cost:
$35.00
Please login or register for a PERC account to take this course.

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