Have you ever wished you could earn continuing education (CE) credits during the work commute, while doing chores, or even exercising? Now you can. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is excited to announce Kidney Commute, an innovative podcast designed to give busy professionals a chance to earn their CEs on the go.
Kidney Commute's planning committee and hosts are highly qualified and respected professionals within the nephrology field who understand the importance of your time. No boring lectures here- Our panelists delve into the subjects that matter most to you while offering in-depth clinical updates and real-world examples of these changes.
Who is this program for?
This program provides CE for the entire kidney care team, including physicians and physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers, and dialysis technicians. All episodes and courses are Approved Continuing Education (ACE) programs and jointly accredited by:
- Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
- The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
- The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
- The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
- The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
How do I earn the credit?
To receive the credit, all you have to do is:
- Listen to the episode
- Log into the NKF Professional Education Resource Center (PERC)
- Complete a post-test
- Take the activity evaluation
What is PERC?
PERC provides health professionals with high-quality, affordable CE programs designed to help improve patient outcomes. Engaging and informative courses and events are hosted by renowned faculty and are available in multiple formats to fit your lifestyle, including group meetings, online courses, recorded webcasts, and webinars.
PERC content is updated frequently and new activities are carefully selected and highlighted. Here are just a few courses that have been featured.
- Diagnosis of Acute Rejection in Kidney Transplantation: A Clinical Update: Discuss the pathophysiology, impact, and diagnosis of acute allograft rejection in kidney transplantation.
- Improving Outcomes in CKD by Mitigating Risk: Learn how to effectively manage your patients’ serum potassium and minimize their risk for hyperkalemia.
- Not by Muscle, Race, or Ethnicity: Practical Use of Cystatin C to Estimate GFR: Understand the clinical application of cystatin C-based eGFR and how to integrate the triple testing approach for diagnosis.
Upcoming events: Spring Clinical Meetings
PERC also highlights NKF events, like the Spring Clinical Meetings. This premier educational event provides kidney health care providers and researchers an opportunity to share and learn about the newest developments in the field. Various tracks are offered, participants have live and virtual attendance options, and plenty of CE opportunities are available.
NKF offers individualized memberships based on your profession. Members receive access to a host of invaluable resources, including:
- Discounted event rates
- A free CME
- Affordable CE resources
- Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines*
- Scientific research grants and fellowships
- Educational stipends*
- Access to clinical tools and resources
So, join or renew your NKF professional membership today. In addition to these benefits, a portion of your fee will also be directed to NKF's research endowment fund to support our lifesaving patient programs and services.
*Available for some occupation