Webinar: Protecting Yourself and Your Patients: Preventing Influenza in the COVID-19 Era

September 30, 2020

Influenza can be associated with serious illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths, especially in people with certain chronic medical conditions, such as those with chronic kidney disease (CKD) at any stage, including patients on dialysis and kidney transplant recipients.  This program discusses the implications of healthcare team immunization on people with kidney disease.  Strategies for encouraging influenza vaccination will also be discussed.

Target Audience

  • Physicians 
  • Physician Assistants 
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses 
  • Dietitians  
  • DialysisTechnicians
Activity Information:

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 11:30am - 12pm 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:

  • Discuss implications of influenza vaccinations among healthcare professionals caring for kidney patients
  • Discuss strategies for encouraging influenza vaccination
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AANP Contact Hours
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 0.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 0.50 Attendance
  • 0.50 CDR CPEUs
  • 0.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
Course opens: 
09/18/2020
Course expires: 
12/30/2020
Event starts: 
09/30/2020 - 11:30am
Event ends: 
09/30/2020 - 12:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures

Sallyann Coleman King, MD MSc
Vaccine Task Force - Influenza Response Team
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Disclosure: Coming Soon

Joseph Vassalotti, MD
Chief Medical Officer
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures

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).

Brianna Burge, BS
Professional Education Coordinator
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.

Physician

The National Kidney Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioner, Nurse and Dialysis Technician

Awarded 0.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Physician Assistant 

National Kidney Foundation has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Dietitian 

The National Kidney Foundation is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 0.5 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AANP Contact Hours
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 0.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 0.50 Attendance
  • 0.50 CDR CPEUs
  • 0.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours

Price

Cost:
$0.00
Please login or register for a PERC account to take this course.

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.

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