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The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation*, an accredited provider by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and an accredited provider by the Association for Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education to physicians, nurses/dialysis technicians, dietitians and social workers respectively. In addition, individual activities are approved on an activity specific basis for family physicians, advanced practitioners (nurse practitioners and physician assistants), pharmacists, certified case managers, certified rehabilitation counselors, and other specialties.
*Activity approvals: Prior to January 2012 through the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA); January 2012-December 2012 through the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA).
This CME/CE NKF Kidney Talks Learning Activity enables the participant to learn from renowned speakers through short, visually engaging animated presentations. This program is comprised of three stand-alone video presentations that inform clinicians of current science about treating proteinuria as it relates to membranous nephropathy.
The overall goal of this program is to:
Review current research and clinical findings regarding the pathogenesis of membranous nephropathy
Examine novel and effective tools for diagnosing and monitoring membranous nephropathy, thus providing guidance for the best treatment course
Identify the most current therapeutic options for membranous nephropathy, thus promoting individualized patient care
This program will address the common medical problem of hyponatremia in heart failure (HF), and its clinical management in the presence of kidney disease. Content will review mechanistic responses to disequilibrium in the heart-kidney interaction that lead to alterations in water and sodium balance, the role of vasopressin in the pathogenesis of hyponatremia, and the relationship between hyponatremia and mortality risk. Expert faculty will address differential diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of hyponatremia in HF patients, and will provide insight into clinical evidence for available treatment options, including the benefits and limitations of vasopressin receptor antagonists.
This program will provide current information about the emerging clinical significance of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), a major modifier of bone mineral metabolism. Studies linking FGF23 to adverse renal and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) will be discussed.
This program will improve learners’ strategies for managing serum phosphorus and anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or kidney failure.
This program will review the evaluation and management of hemoglobin variability in patients with dialysis-related anemia. Strategies to optimize and individualize anemia therapy for patients on dialysis will be discussed.
This web-based program will help participants:
1) Review current research and clinical findings in the pathophysiology of membranous nephropathy (MN).
2) Examine novel diagnostic tools and management options in membranous lupus nephropathy (MLN) in order to differentiate MLN from the other glomerular diseases, and to understand its unique requirements.
3) Identify current therapeutic options in MN in order to individualize patient care with the most appropriate regimen.
This activity will actively engage learners in evaluating their knowledge of and practice in polycystic kidney disease (PKD), identifying areas for improvement, and planning to make positive changes to delay disease progression and improve outcomes.
This program will focus on the pathophysiologic consequences of CKD-related mineral and bone abnormalities, as well as their relationships to CV risk and the other comorbidities. Strategies to optimize management of CKD-MBD via dietary and treatment intervention will be explored in detail.
This program will discuss the pathophysiology and diagnosis of gout and the influence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in its presentation and management, as well as demonstrate the application of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Clinical Practice Guidelines for optimizing patient care in the setting of CKD.
This program will review the evaluation and management of chronic kidney disease–mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD). Topics include:
- A Pathophysiological Approach: Metabolic and Mineral Disturbances in CKD-MBD
- Strategies to Mitigate Cardiovascular Risk in CKD-MBD: A Focus on Dietary Calcium and Phosphorus
- Clinical Perspectives: Managing Calcium and Phosphorus Abnormalities in CKD-MBD
This activity will provide information about the current science related to diabetic nephropathy and the impact of inflammation and oxidative stress on CKD progression.
This web-based interactive virtual patient program will help participants: 1) consider available immunosuppressive therapies for kidney transplant recipients; 2) make optimal clinical decisions based on the needs and comorbidities of their patients; 3) individualize therapy for kidney transplant patients; and 4) provide the necessary patient teaching so that patients are more able to adhere to immunosuppressive regimens.