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Kidney Transplantation: The Role of the Primary Care Physician
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Kidney Transplantation: The Role of the Primary Care Physician


The activity is jointly provided by Med-IQ and Dallas Nephrology Associates.

Med-IQ Dallas Nephrology Associates

Released:
10/18/18
Expires:
10/17/19

Maximum Credits:

1.0
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Released:
10/18/18

Expires:
10/17/19

Maximum Credits:
1.0
E-Publication E-Publication
By clicking "Continue," you are confirming that you have reviewed the CME information and read, understood, and unconditionally agreed to the Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

Released:
10/18/18
Expires:
10/17/19


Maximum Credits:
1.0


Overview: Transplant nephrologist Dr. Mark Lerman delves into kidney transplantation and the critical role the primary care physician plays in identifying, referring and caring for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) both before and after transplantation. In addition, the advantages and disadvantages of transplantation are explored as well as the timing of referral and the evaluation process. The CKD patient has unique needs and benefits from a collaboration between the primary care physician and nephrologist. This 1 hour activity is intended to expand transplant knowledge for the primary care physician and other physicians who care for patients with chronic kidney disease.

CME Information:

Faculty
Mark J. Lerman, MD, FACP, FASN, FAST
Transplant Nephrologist at Dallas Nephrology Associates
Medical Director Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
Medical City Dallas Hospital
Dallas, TX

Activity Planners
Sandra M. Lauriat, MD, FACP
Board Certified Nephrologist
Dallas Nephrology Associates
Dallas, TX
 
Samantha Gordon
CME Specialist
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM
Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance
Med-IQ
East Lansing, MI
 
Mollyn Shew
Marketing Coordinator
Dallas Nephrology Associates
Dallas, TX

Target Audience
This activity is intended for internal medicine and primary care physicians, as well as cardiologists, endocrinologists, and geriatricians.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the role of kidney transplant in the management of CKD
  • Describe the transplant evaluation process and relative contraindications to transplant
  • Understand the benefits of living donor transplantation versus deceased donor
  • Describe the risks vs benefits of kidney transplant including infectious and non-infectious complications
  • Understand the different medications that are required after transplant and the importance of compliance with medications and follow up
  • Describe the role of the referring physician after transplantation

Statement of Need
This activity outlines the different ways a primary care physician can assist patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) towards the goal of transplantation. The importance of transplantation, its inherent risks and benefits, the process of the transplant application as well as the post-transplant medication regimen will be reviewed. The role for the primary care physician will be described both before and after transplantation.

Primary care physicians and specialists need to understand the importance of transplant in order to provide the best care and improve outcomes for patients with CKD.

Joint Providership Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Med-IQ and Dallas Nephrology Associates. Med-IQ is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statements
Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Medium/Method of Participation
This CME activity consists of a 1.0-credit online publication. To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, read the publication, and complete the evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.

Initial Release Date: October 18, 2018
Expiration Date: October 17, 2019
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 1 hour

Disclosure Policy
Med-IQ requires any person in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including those of a spouse/life partner, that could create a conflict of interest (COI). Individuals who refuse to disclose will not be permitted to contribute to this CME activity in any way. Med-IQ has policies in place that will identify and resolve COIs prior to this educational activity. Med-IQ also requires faculty to disclose discussions of investigational products or unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation. 
 
Sandra M. Lauriat, MD, FACP, has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

Mark J. Lerman, MD, FACP, FASN, FAST, has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

The peer reviewers and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Statement of Evidence-Based Content
Educational activities that assist physicians in carrying out their professional responsibilities more effectively and efficiently are consistent with the ACCME definition of continuing medical education (CME). As an ACCME-accredited provider of CME, it is the policy of Med-IQ to review and ensure that all the content and any recommendations, treatments, and manners of practicing medicine in CME activities are scientifically based, valid, and relevant to the practice of medicine. Med-IQ is responsible for validating the content of the CME activities it provides. Specifically, (1) all recommendations addressing the medical care of patients must be based on evidence that is scientifically sound and recognized as such within the profession; (2) all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
 
Med-IQ is not liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this activity.

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The information provided through this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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