CME from the National Kidney Foundation

Our colleagues at the National Kidney Foundation have useful and interesting CME programming that you might be interested in.  For more information on the NKF of Louisiana visit www.kidneyla.org.


CALCIPHYLAXIS: ROLES OF VITAMIN K DEFICIENCY AND SUPPLEMENTATION

Calciphylaxis is a devastating complication seen in patients with advanced kidney disease. This session will address important concepts related to calciphylaxis and novel roles of vitamin K in its pathogenesis and treatment.

Approved for: 1.5 **

Faculty: Sagar Nigwekar, MD, MMSc
Cost: Free for NKF Members / $25 for non-members


CKD-RELATED ANEMIA AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD? (A KNOWLEDGE-BASED ACTIVITY)

This activity will address the common medical problem of CKD related anemia and the risk of cardiovascular events. The benefits and limitations of established anemia therapies will be discussed, as well as emerging strategies for anemia management.

Approved for: 1.0 **

Faculty: Steven Fishbane, MD; Peter McCullough, MD
Cost: Free for NKF Members and non-members

CARDIORENAL

This activity will address monitoring and management of cardiometabolic disease in patients with kidney disease. Blood gas monitoring and hemodynamic analysis will also be addressed.

Approved for: 1.5 **

Faculty: David Ciceri, MD
Cost: Free for NKF Members / $25 for non-members

URGENT AND NON-URGENT HYPERKALEMIA (A KNOWLEDGE-BASED ACTIVITY)

This activity will address the some of the considerations that inform clinical judgments essential to the evaluation and management of hyperkalemia as encountered in the outpatient arena. Program content includes a review of the cellular mechanisms that normally ensure potassium homeostasis, how these are affected by RAAS inhibitors, hyperkalemic risk assessment based on clinical trials, and characteristics of the ideal, current and emerging oral ion exchangers.

Approved for: 1.5 **

Faculty: Ishir Bhan, MD, MPH; Linda Fried, MD, MPH, FNKF; Csaba Kovesdy, MD
Cost: Free for NKF Members and non-members

MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR SECONDARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM IN CKD: VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTATION (A KNOWLEDGE-BASED ACTIVITY)

This activity will address the clinical challenge of preventing and treating secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with CKD. Content will include an update on vitamin D, and will discuss the pathophysiology and consequences of SHPT. Expert faculty will also explore current and emerging strategies for the management of SHPT in CKD.

Approved for: 1.5 **
Faculty: Myles Wolf, MD, MMSc; Glenville Jones, PhD; Ishir Bhan, MD, MPH; Michael Melamed, MD
Cost: Free for NKF Members and non-members

THE POTASSIUM CHALLENGE IN CKD: MANAGING ACUTE & CHRONIC HYPERKALEMIA (A KNOWLEDGE-BASED PROGRAM)

This CME/CE Activity focuses on the pathophysiologic consequences of hyperkalemia, the limitations of current therapeutic strategies, and the risks associated with suboptimal dosing or discontinuation of RAAS therapy as a result of persistent hyperkalemia.

Approved for: 1.5 **

Faculty: Robert D. Toto, MD; Peter McCullough, MD, MPH, FNKF; Kamyar Kalantar-Zedeh, MD, MPH, PhD
Cost: Free for members and non-members

CHALLENGES IN LIPID MANAGEMENT: ADDRESSING THE HIGH-RISK PATIENT AND THE POTENTIAL FOR NOVEL THERAPIES (A KNOWLEDGE-BASED PROGRAM)
This CME/CE Activity will address clinical gaps and barriers to optimal lipid management, and how to manage high-risk patients. An overview of research on novel therapies, such as PCSK9 inhibitors, will also be discussed. This activity will include online slide presentations with 3-D animated simulation segments to actively educate and engage participants.

Approved for: 1.0 **
Faculty: Martin Quan, MD, Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, Christie M. Ballantyne, MD
Cost: Free for members and non-members

JOURNAL OF RENAL NUTRITION (JRN) ONLINE CPE PROGRAM

Available through: Each article is available for credit for two (2) years from its original posting.

This web-based series of CPE activities is based on single articles published in the Journal of Renal Nutrition (JRN).

Approved for: Varies (1.0 or 2.0) **
Faculty: Varies

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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).

**All Physician credits are AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. All Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist, and Technician credits are measured in contact hours. All Social Worker credits are continuing education clock hours. All Dietitian credits are measured in CPEUs. Family Physician allows up to that many Prescribed Credits. For Physician Assistants, up to that many hours of Category I credit. For Case Managers, credits are measured in clock hours.