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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
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
Obesity: Diet, Bariatric, Exercise, Medications, and Behavior
This activity will increase knowledge base of treatment methods for obesity in CKD patients and increase familiarity with how to address appropriate treatment strategies with patient and obtain desired outcomes.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
  • Pharmacology
Credits** 1.5
Kidney and Cardiovascular Connections: Cardiorenal Syndrome and Albuminuria
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to understand the interplay between the kidney and the cardiovascular system in two disease states: heart failure and proteinuria.  Learning Objectives: After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to:
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Other topic
  • Pharmacology
Credits** 1.5
Understanding An Ounce of Prevention: Vaccination Management
Vaccination schedules and hepatitis serologies can be challenging to interpret. This activity will improve the learners understanding of recommended immunizations, and viral hepatitis screening tests for hemodialysis patients.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
  • Pharmacology
Credits** 1.5
Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) The Impact of Anemia
This activity addresses the clinical challenge of treating anemia in CKD. Content focuses on CKD-related anemia and cardiovascular risk. The program also reviews benefits and limitations of current treatment options and explore emerging strategies for treating anemia in CKD.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Anemia
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Pharmacology
Credits** 1.5
Hepatitis C in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease: Addressing the High-Risk Patient
Participants will immediately apply what is learned during this interactive case-based activity. The faculty focuses on cases to target patients who have HCV infection and CKD and promote patient centric measures. This is the second part of a two-part series.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
  • Pharmacology
Credits** 1.5
Chronic Hyperkalemia Management and Outcomes in CKD
Hyperkalemia is a disease with multiple causes and is associated with serious adverse outcomes. This activity describes the main causes of hyperkalemia and associated risk with kidney disease. Appropriate management of acute and chronic hyperkalemia will also be addressed.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Social Worker
  • Transplant Coordinator
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Pharmacology
Credits** 1.5
Challenges and Strategies of Managing Iron Deficiency Anemia in CKD
Managing iron deficiency can reduce the severity of anemia in patients with ND-CKD. Considerations for treating iron deficiency include improving iron stores to maintain acceptable hemoglobin concentration.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Social Worker
  • Transplant Coordinator
Content area(s)
  • Anemia
  • Other topic
  • Pharmacology
Credits** 1.5

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