Chronic Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Disease: Best Practices to Improve Outcomes

CME/CE Activity

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).

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Feb 18, 2018
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are serious chronic illnesses, and each have a substantial burden on public health. In most cases, these chronic illnesses do not occur in isolation, and the impact on patient morbidity and mortality is more profound when multiple diseases are present. CVD mortality is a more likely outcome than kidney failure in patients with CKD. This activity will address the association between CKD and CVD. Evaluation and monitoring will also be addressed. Evidence-based management strategies that utilize a multifactorial approach to reducing CVD risk in patients with CKD will also be included.
Approved for: 1.0 **
Faculty: Peter McCullough, MD; Matthew R. Weir, MD; Paul Drawz, MD, MHS, MS
Cost: Free for NKF Members and non-members