Pulmonary Hypertension Update

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
Nov 17, 2018
Pulmonary Hypertension is an underrecognized and underdiagnosed medical problem that affects many patients with chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease. With the advent of new medications that target the Pulmonary vascular circulation, patients are now better able to exercise and engage in physical activity. This activity will supply the learner with a better understanding of the relationship between the kidney and the pulmonary arteries.  An overview of the causes of Pulmonary Hypertension, the differentiation in types, and the various treatments available to improve patient quality of life will be discussed. 
Approved for: 1.5 **
Faculty: Carl Boethel, MD
Cost: Free for NKF Members / $25 for non-members