The United State Renal Data System (USRDS) - New Findings, Challenges and Opportunities

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 20, 2017

This activity will provide highlights of recent updates on descriptive epidemiology of kidney disease (ESRD and CKD) and the Transition of Care in CKD (TC-CKD) Special Study Center in the United States. This information presented from the USRDS 2015 Annual Data Report (ADR) will cover key topics such as incidence, prevalence, mortality, hospitalization and cost. Key findings from ongoing research being conducted at the USRDS Coordinating Center, especially in the area of vascular access practices and the role of primary care among ESRD patients will be discussed. Data from this ongoing USRDS Special Study will be presented with discussion regarding contemporary national trends in patterns of care at the end-of-life among patients with ESRD. 

Approved for: 1.0 **
Faculty: Kamyar Kalantar Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD, FNKF; Rajiv Saran, MD, MRCP, MS; Yoshio Hall, MD, MS
Cost: Free for NKF Members / $25 for non-members