National Kidney Foundation Offers Online CME/CE Activities

PERC Disciplines graphicNew York, NY – The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has launched a unique online educational resource for nephrology professionals.

NKF’s Professional Education Resource Center (PERC) provides accredited online CME/CEs courses to physicians, fellows and residents, pharmacists, advanced practitioners, nurses, technicians, dietitians, social workers, and transplant professionals.

This new resource center is designed for professionals committed to continuing their education and improving patient outcomes. Courses will include a range of discipline-specific, as well as multidisciplinary topics, delivered by a renowned international faculty. 

"As our popular Spring Clinical Meetings have attracted more CME/CE-seeking professionals, we’ve recognized the need to expand and offer our robust medical training online to meet the demands of the growing nephrology community,” said Danielle Nathan, the National Kidney Foundation’s Professional Education Director.

PERC features curriculum that covers the full spectrum kidney disease treatment. Training is available for all skills levels, and course topics range from dialysis access to primers on dealing with substance abuse among kidney patients.

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The courses available are in video format with commentary from the leading professionals in their field. Multiple choice questions are provided to test those who participate and certificates of completion are downloadable upon passing the online exam.

The PERC online center provides a customizable learning portal for reviewing all CME/CE activities and completed courses allowing for professionals to access educational offering anytime, anywhere. PERC is also free to all NKF members.

"NKF is the leader in kidney-care education, providing current, state-of-the-art scientific information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease and its complications,” Nathan said. “We’re happy to launch PERC to provide accessible training to anyone around the world looking to improve their skills and better the care of kidney patients.”

To browse PERC offerings, or to register as an NKF member for free access to PERC, visit www.kidney.org/education.

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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, transplant coordinators, and other specialties.

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk. For more information, visit www.kidney.org.

*NKF Professional Members are eligible to complete all of our online CME/CE courses for free (a savings of at least $25/course). For most disciplines your membership pays for itself within your first 3-4 activities!