Chronic Kidney Disease (Online CE Course)

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Author: Kelly Wilhelms, PhD, DABCC
Reviewers: Peter Platteborze, PhD, DABCC, FAACC; Alexandru Casapu, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, PBT(ASCP)CM

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This course provides essential background on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) for the practicing clinical laboratorian. Emphasis is placed on the National Kidney Foundation-Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-KDOQI) review and commentary of the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines, with focus on the laboratory testing associated with diagnosis and monitoring of the disease.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1.5 hour(s)
Approved through 2/28/2022
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Clinical Chemistry/UA/Toxicology): 1.5 hour(s)
Approved through 9/1/2022

Objectives

  • Describe the frequency, risk factors, classification, and public health implications of chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • Name and describe the use of common serum and urinary biomarkers used to diagnose and evaluate CKD
  • Describe the use and limitations of major calculations employed in estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
  • List treatment options to control progression of CKD.

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Additional Information

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate
 
Intended Audience: Medical laboratory scientists, medical technologists, and technicians. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
 
Course Information: This course provides essential background on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) for the practicing clinical laboratorian. Emphasis is placed on the National Kidney Foundation-Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-KDOQI) review and commentary of the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines, with focus on the laboratory testing associated with diagnosis and monitoring of the disease.
 
Author information: Kelly Wilhelms, PhD, DABCC has over 15 years of diverse clinical laboratory experience in hospital and reference laboratories, ranging from various levels of general management to CLIA Laboratory Director. He is a veteran of over 10 years in the United States Army as a Biochemistry Officer and currently holds a high level technical position at a major non-profit hospital system in the Southwestern US. Kelly holds a PhD in Toxicology from Iowa State University and is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.
 
Reviewer Information: Peter Platteborze, PhD, DABCC, FAACC has over ten years of experience as a medical laboratory scientist, forensic toxicology expert witness and laboratory director. He served over 20 years in the Army as a biochemist. He is currently a Program Director and Assistant Professor at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX. He holds a BS degree in Biochemistry from the University of Tampa and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of South Carolina.
 
Reviewer Information: Alexandru Casapu, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, PBT(ASCP)CM has over 20 years of experience as a medical laboratory scientist, section supervisor, and laboratory manager. He is the former Director of Clinical Laboratory Technology and Phlebotomy Programs at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. He is currently a Program Director at MediaLab, Inc. 

How to Subscribe
MLS & MLT Comprehensive CE Package
Includes 135 CE courses, most popular
$95Add to cart
Pick Your Courses
Up to 8 CE hours
$50Add to cart
Individual course$20Add to cart
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