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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
Please Pass the Salt – A Two Part Series
This series will include an activity on how best to quantify the amount of sodium eaten in a day, followed by a second activity that includes an exciting debate between two experts in the field of hypertension.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Physician
Content area(s)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
  • Transplantation
Credits** See program for all credit information
Glomerular Disease in 2018: Where Are We Now, and Where Are We Going?
This activity will use case-based learning to highlight three important and complex glomerular diseases: membranous nephropathy, ANCA associated vasculitis and paraprotein-associated kidney disease.
Target audience
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
Credits** 2
Heart of the Matter: Cardio-Renal and Hypertension
This activity will present the assessment and treatment of cardiorenal syndrome and drug induced hypertension. It will increase the learners knowledge and skills to assess and treat cardiorenal syndrome as well as drug induced hypertension.
Target audience
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
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
Controversies in Renal Replacement Therapy for Acute Kidney Injury
Participants will learn about the most current evidence around the prescription of renal replacement therapy for patients with acute kidney injury.
Target audience
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
Content area(s)
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Acute Kidney Injury: Understanding Hot Topics
This inter-professional activity will provide clinicians with cutting-edge knowledge on some of the fundamental clinical challenges associated with care of patients with or at risk of AKI.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Acute Kidney Injury
Credits** 1.5
Depression and Chronic Disease
This activity aims to improve participants understanding of the impact depression and diabetes diagnoses have on CKD and ESRD as comorbidities.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Diabetes
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5
Kopple Award Presentation: Patient-Centered Approaches in Renal Nutrition: Challenges and Opportunities
This activity aims to improve the learner’s ability to identify patient needs and develop programs to best serve the patient population. Participants will review cultural awareness, practices to improve patient education, health literacy, and partnership building practices.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 1.5
Data, Discussions, Decisions, Dying: Strategies for Supporting Dialysis Patients at End of Life
This activity will enhance the dialysis social worker’s abilities to work with the CKD patient and their families discussing the all too important topic of End-of-Life (EoL) care.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5

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