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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
Legislative Advocacy: Establishing the Nephrology Voice in the Political Arena
This activity reviews legislative issues, how policy is made, and the practical steps for professionals to influence the direction. Learning Objectives: After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to:
Target audience
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Professional Development
Credits** 1.5
MACRA-economics: Nephrology in the New Health System
The purpose of this activity is to provide an overview of major initiatives and policies that impact day-to-day provision of patient care and patient care operations.
Target audience
  • Physician
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Professional Development
Credits** 1.5
When Disaster Strikes
This activity will encourage healthcare professionals to prepare for both personal and patient safety during emergency situations as well as explain what their role is during various types of emergencies.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
  • Professional Development
Credits** 1.5
Depression Screening Tools: Policy and Nephrology Social Work Interventions
This activity will provide required education to clinicians about how to implement depression screening tools and policies in the dialysis clinics. 
Target audience
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Professional Development
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5
A Whole New World for Nephrology Social Work
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to expand their practice beyond micro clinical services to higher objectives of macro development to forward their personal goals and those of their profession.  Social workers will learn to utilize existing resources and skills to advocate fo
Target audience
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Professional Development
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5
Understanding Ethical Conundrums in Transplantation
The goal of this activity is to clarify the transplant process, and how it is supposed to work equally for all individuals listed for kidney transplant.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Social Worker
  • Transplant Coordinator
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Professional Development
  • Transplantation
Credits** 1.5
Thriving in the Nephrology Setting: Social Workers Burned Out or Surviving
Learners will understand the definition of burnout in the nephrology setting. This activity will review ways for professionals to assess their self-care methods and implement a self-care plan to enhance physical, emotional, spiritual, relational and professional self.
Target audience
  • Social Worker
  • Transplant Coordinator
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Professional Development
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1
Strategies to Engage the Interdisciplinary Team in KDQOL and Depression Screenings
This session will inform learners on how to better engage the rest of their interdisciplinary team and within their own comfort zone.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Professional Development
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5

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