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Based on patient, expert faculty feedback, and literature reviews, leaders in the field determine that the transition from chronic kidney disease (CKD) to dialysis can be eased by novel management of both CKD and dialysis patient. Topics include transition of care, home therapies, management of complications of ESRD and the artificial kidney.
This educational activity is designed to improve knowledge, competence and performance of US Nephrologists, Dialysis Care Providers (Administrators, Physician Assistants (PA’s), Nurse Practitioners (NP’s) Registered Nurses (RN’s), Patient Care Technician’s (PCT’s), and Machine Care Technicians (MCT’s) in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of the dialysis patient.
Participants of this activity should be able to:
Increase their knowledge in new biomarkers to identify rapid progressors to help transition from CKD to dialysis and enhance the maturation of an AV access.
- Outline new regulatory anemia requirements for the management of dialysis patients within quality initiative program from CMS, and ethical stresses for physicians in managing such changes. Help providers find alternative solutions to manage anemia of large populations with the help of new technology.
- Familiarize oneself with the data on frequent dialysis modalities and home dialysis therapies. Understand basic concepts of blood pressure management and management of metabolic bone disease in ESRD patients with newer standards and with newer technology.
- Delineate the mechanisms to enhance the growth of peritoneal dialysis programs and help identify the characteristic of patients that are best suited to accept this form of treatment.
Accreditation & Designation Statement
The State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The SUNY Downstate Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Dieticians: For the purpose of recertification, the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. Use type 170 on your log and list CPPE as listed on your CME certificate.
Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA category 1 credit for the PRA for organizations accredited by the ACCME.