Kidney Disease‚ Part 1 - CMEZ544

Kidney Disease‚ Part 1

Early Detection Can Delay Progression

by Darlene Verkaik, MSN, MHA, NE-BC, RN and Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.5 / 51 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
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The incidence and prevalence of chronic kidney disease are increasing at an alarming rate worldwide and represent a growing public health problem. About 26 million people in the United States live with CKD, and millions more are at risk. The high-risk population includes those with diabetes, hypertension, and a family history of kidney failure and advanced age. African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and Pacific Islanders are at higher risk than the general population. Early detection can help deter progression of kidney disease to kidney failure. A proactive approach may not only improve patient outcomes and quality of life, but also help contain the high costs associated with treating CKD and end-stage renal disease.


The goal of this chronic kidney disease continuing education program is to provide physicians and advanced practice nurses with an understanding of the importance of detecting early kidney disease and the interventions that enhance patient outcomes. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe staging of chronic kidney disease
  • Discuss systemic complications of renal impairment/chronic kidney disease
  • Identify interventions that may reverse, delay, or prevent progression

Accreditation Information
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Physician Continuing Education Credit
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Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 6/16/2003
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/25/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/25/2020

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Nicola P - West Harrison, NY  ·  Sep 17, 2019
detailed and informative.
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Myra D - Pearland, TX  ·  Jun 03, 2019
Good refresher course.
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Joke B - Hewlett, NY  ·  Dec 11, 2018
A clinical and relevant review
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Jennyferre A - holly springs, NC  ·  Dec 09, 2018
Very helpful. Will use for patient education Action
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Vincent A - Middle Village, NY  ·  Dec 03, 2018
excellent review of CKD.
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