Webinar: I Made it to the Wait List, Now What?

July 16, 2020

Participants will be able to understand various transplant waitlist status’s which will, in turn, allow them to support their patients to successfully navigate the wait list, both concretely and emotionally.  Learners will be able to comprehend reasons an individual may be removed from a transplant waitlist, including those related to COVID, and what steps may be available to their patient population to prepare them for re listing.  Finally, participants will gain knowledge on how to assist understand what information they will receive when they get ‘the call’ and how to cope if they are not selected for that kidney offer.

THIS WEBINAR HAS CONCLUDED AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AT THIS TIME. We are working to build this course as an enduring activity for later viewing on PERC. 

Target Audience

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Dialysis Technician
Activity Information:

Thursday, July 16 at 2pm EST

Method of Participation:

Participants will attend the live webinar and submit an online activity evaluation. Participants have up to four (4) weeks after the webinar to complete the online activity evaluation. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define the various statuses on the transplant wait list
  • Discuss reasons an individual would be removed from a wait list
  • Prepare a patient for their transplant offer call
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/16/2020 - 2:00pm
Event ends: 
07/16/2020 - 3:00pm
Faculty Disclosures

Dori Muench, LCSW, NSW-C, FNKF
Transplant Social Worker
Wake Forest Baptist
Lexington, NC
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures

Kristen Fischer, MSW, LMSW, NSW-C
Transplant Social Worker
Sanford Health System 
Fargo, ND
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Kevin Ceckowski, MSW, LICSW, FNKF
Service Chief, Medical Social Work Service
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, MD
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Jessica Joseph, MBA
Senior Vice President, Scientific Activities
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Kathryn Troy, MPH
Senior Continuing Medical 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.


Nurse Practitioner, Nurse and Dialysis Technician

Awarded 1.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Social Worker

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Kidney Foundation is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Kidney Foundation maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credits.

Licensed social workers should contact their individual jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours


Please login or register for a PERC account to take this course.


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 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