Polypharmacy

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).

Available through
Dec 01, 2017

This activity defines “polypharmacy” and demonstrates how it harms dialysis patients and contributes to non-adherence.  Essential information on drug-drug and drug-food interactions is presented, along with a discussion of the high pill burden encountered in dialysis.  Factors that contribute to polypharmacy are reviewed and viable solutions are described, including medication reconciliation programs, medication therapy management, and integrated pharmacy services.  

Approved for: 1.5 **
Faculty: Wendy St. Peter, PharmD, FNKF, FASN, FCCP
Cost: Free for NKF Members / $25 for non-members