Transplant Update: Care after the Transplant

This interactive case-based activity will discuss the affect that the Kidney Allocation System has impacted which candidates have been transplanted. Care considerations in the immediate (first year) post-transplant will be explained, including rejection. Lastly, longer term considerations of transplant recipients will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • Outline the affect the Kidney Allocation System (KAS) has had on the waiting list, transplants, and kidney utilization.
  • Discuss care considerations in the acute post renal transplantation period
  • Identify post renal transplant immunosuppression regimens and side effects
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Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
Accreditation/Designation of Credit Statements:

Physician

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Kidney Foundation designates this enduring for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

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 1.50 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioner 

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.83 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 16102389.

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

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 1.50 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 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.83 AANP Pharmacology
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
Course opens: 
11/16/2016
Course expires: 
11/16/2018
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Barbara Weis Malone, RN, CFNP
Nurse Practitioner / Faculty College of Nursing
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Nicole McCormick, MS, MBA, NPC, CCTC
Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Nurse Practitioner
University of Colorado, Division of Renal Diseases & Hypertension
Denver, CO
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Darlene Dobkowski, PA-C, RN
Physician Assistant
Advanced Interventional Radiology Services
Wayne, NJ
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Beth Evans, RN, MSN, DNP
Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
Renal Medicine Associates
Albuquerque, NM
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).

Julia Craig, MSN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.83 AANP Pharmacology
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/16/2016
Course expires: 
11/16/2018

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