Transplant and Dialysis Social Workers Collaborating to Overcome Barriers

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
Oct 16, 2017

This educational activity will help nephrology social workers overcome the most common psychosocial barriers that can keep dialysis patients from receiving a transplant referral and workup.  The dialysis patient’s rights and responsibilities in regard to transplant education will be reviewed.  Barriers to education, referral, and workup will be discussed from both a dialysis facility perspective and a patient perspective. Changes in the Kidney Transplant Allocation System and how it impacts patients on the waiting list for a kidney will be explored.  New, collaborative methods and interventions to overcome the psychosocial barriers to kidney transplantation will be presented.

Approved for: 1.5 **
Faculty: Nicole Baurne, MSW, LICSW and Jeff Harder, MSW, LICSW, NSW-C
Cost: Free for NKF Members / $25 for non-members