Transition of Care in ESRD: Teens to Adults

Transition to adult care is a challenge for the entire healthcare team and for many different reasons. It requires time, patience, attention to detail, sensitivity to fears, and a focus on positive outcomes. The healthcare team as well as the patient and family have a very important role to create a successful transition while working together. This educational activity will provide the learners with counseling techniques, tools, and skills to improve quality of life (QOL) during this phase. Nutrient recommendations for the ESRD adolescent and factors that affect nutritional intake will be reviewed as well. 

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • Identify what transition means to the pediatric patients
  • Review nutrient recommendations of ESRD adolescent via: nutritional assessment, clinical guidelines, and differentiating their needs versus the needs of the adult patient
  • Recognize factors that influence nutritional intake and contribute to poor nutrition
  • Discuss different counseling techniques and tools to improve quality of life
  • Identify ways to prepare adolescents for a successful transition to adult care
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Target Audience

  • Dietitians
  • Social Workers
Accreditation/Designation of Credit Statements:

Dietitians

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.

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

Social Workers 

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; learners will only have 3 attempts to pass the post-test) 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
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs
Course opens: 
01/18/2017
Course expires: 
01/18/2019
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Aimee Jaremowicz, RD, LDN, CWCMS, FNKF
Dietitian
Shield HealthCare
Elmhurst, IL
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Michael Schwing, LCSW
Patient & Family Counselor
Orlando Health
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Hewell Kids Kidney Center
Orlando, FL
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Kimberly Gusse, LMSW, ACSW 
Care Manager
Priority Health
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).

Kristine D’Angelo David, RD
Medical Science Liaison
Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Gaithersburg, MD
Disclosure: Receives a salary from Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals.

Beth Shanaman, RD
Registered Dietitian
Northwest Kidney Centers
Seattle, WA
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).

Jeff Harder, MSW, LICSW, NSW-C
Social Worker
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/18/2017
Course expires: 
01/18/2019

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