Understanding Paired Kidney Exchange

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to understand the benefits of paired kidney exchange, approaches to matching and allocation in paired kidney exchanges and how paired kidney donation and desensitization can be used to increase kidney transplant rates for HLA-incompatible individuals.

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • Identify the benefits a patient may gain by participating in a Paired Kidney Donation program
  • Discuss the various approaches to matching and allocation in Kidney Paired Donation
  • Describe how kidney paired donation and desensitization can be used to increase kidney transplant rates for HLA-incompatible individuals

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Dialysis Technicians
  • Social Workers
  • Transplant Professionals
Accreditation/Designation of Credit Statements:

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.

Nurses and Dialysis Technicians

Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

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.

Transplant Coordinators

The American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) has approved this educational offering for up to 1.5 Category I Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs).

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

If you participated in the live symposium Paired Kidney Exchange on Friday, April 21, 2017 and claimed credit, you should not claim credit for this endured activity.

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 ABTC Continuing Education Points
  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/24/2017
Course expires: 
09/20/2019
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Adam Bingaman, MD, PhD
Director, Abdominal Organ Transplantation Program
Texas Transplant Physician Group
San Antonio, TX
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Laura Willis, MSN, RN, CDN
Renal Nurse Educator
Department of Veterans Affairs
Brownsburg, IN
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Katherine Houle, APRN FNP-BC, CNN-NP 
Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
Marquette General/Duke Lifepoint Hospital Marquette, MI 
Disclosure: Speakers' Bureau: Keryx 

Marianne Neumann, RN, CNN 
Clinical Manager
Fresenius Medical Care
Albany, 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).

Nathalie Harden
Director, CME
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ABTC Continuing Education Points
  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/24/2017
Course expires: 
09/20/2019

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