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Nephrology Essentials
Nephrology Essentials is an online synopsis of peer-reviewed, guideline-driven educational series developed by the NKF Council of Advanced Practitioners (NKF/CAP) to address the management of the kidney patient. 
Target audience
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Anemia
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Electrolytes/Acid-Base
  • Hypertension
  • Mineral and Bone Disorders
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
  • Pharmacology
  • Primary Care
  • Professional Development
  • Psychosocial
  • Transplantation
Credits** See program for all credit information
To Dose or Not to Dose?: Poisonings and Medication Safety in CKD
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to be able distinguish safe and potentially toxic medications and substances to the CKD/ESRD population.
Target audience
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Pharmacology
  • Professional Development
Credits** 1.5
Navigating to Calmer Seas: AKI from Hospital to Outpatient Setting
This session will address the increased risks of AKI in older adults and the affect this has on morbidity. Expert faculty will address the complex needs of this population to avoid re-hospitalization and improve patient outcomes once they are discharged.
Target audience
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Acute Kidney Injury
Credits** 1.5
Infections and the Bugs that Cause Them
This session will create a heightened awareness of new/novel infection causing organisms as well as infection control in dialysis units.
Target audience
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 1.5
Is This Really the Last Dialysis Access Option? How to Plan, How to Manage
This activity will provide an overview of conventional vascular access sites. The speaker will briefly discuss pathophysiology and challenges encountered with AVF maturation.  In the second half of this activity data will be presented on last access options: perception vs reality.  
Target audience
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
What’s New in Diabetes Management?
There has been a recent explosion of new diabetes medications on the market. How do these fit into the “old” scheme of diabetes management in the presence of underlying kidney disease?
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Diabetes
  • Pharmacology
Credits** 1.5
Motivational Interviewing in Dialysis Adherence Study
Motivational interviewing (MI) has been consistently demonstrated to be associated with positive outcomes in a variety of health domains and with a wide array of patient populations.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5
Dialysis Updates
This activity will provide current evidence-based practice/research on how to maintain functionality of central venous catheters for hemodialysis, as well as methods for trouble shooting.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 1.5
Food First: Treating CKD with Diet
Dietary interventions have been shown to benefit several CKD complications and unfortunately are underused.  We argue that diet should be the first CKD interventions with pharmacotherapy being adjunctive.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Adventures in Vascular Access: Part 1
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to understand the process that occurs between nephrology and surgical providers in the choice, construction, maintenance and support of permanent vascular access for the CKD/ESRD patient population.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5

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