Program offered by National Kidney Foundation and TMF Health Quality Institute
New York, NY—Tuesday, August 7, 2018—A new webinar training program for primary care providers focuses on detecting and delaying progress of chronic kidney disease and is provided by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and TMF Health Quality Institute. This continuing medical education webinar is the second in a series for primary care providers and is offered through a special innovation project of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
“Guide to Detecting and Delaying Progress of Chronic Kidney Disease” will be held on September 6, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST (11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST) and features Michael Choi, MD, President and Chair, National Kidney Foundation Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Choi will provide a practical approach of the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiatives to guide assessment and care of CKD by primary care providers and other healthcare professionals. .
Approximately 15 percent of the adult population in the United States is affected by chronic kidney disease, however the disease is usually asymptomatic until its advanced stages and is diagnosed too late when dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed to survive.
This webinar continues NKF’s partnership with TMF Health Quality Institute to improve CKD detection and treatment among primary care providers and is available through NKF’s CKDinform curriculum, a collection of evidence-based resources for primary care providers(PCP). This diverse “toolbox” will enable PCPs to recognize chronic kidney disease (CKD) earlier and develop treatment protocols to slow progression.
Healthcare professionals can join NKF to receive access to tools and resources for both patients and professionals, discounts on professional education, and access to a network of thousands of individuals who treat patients with kidney disease.
Kidney Disease Facts
30 million American adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease—and most aren’t aware of it. 1 in 3 American adults are at risk for chronic kidney disease. Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and family history of kidney failure. People of African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander descent are at increased risk for developing the disease. African Americans are 3 times more likely than Whites, and Hispanics are nearly 1.5 times more likely than non-Hispanics to develop end-stage renal disease (kidney failure).
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the largest, most comprehensive and longstanding organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. For more information about NKF visit www.kidney.org.