Southern Medical Journal CME topic: hemodialysis for the non-nephrologist.
There are over 300,000 patients who currently receive chronic hemodialysis hemodialysis /he·mo·di·al·y·sis/ (-di-al´i-sis) removal of certain elements from the blood by virtue of the difference in rates of their diffusion through a semipermeable membrane while being circulated outside the body; the process in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . With diabetes reaching epidemic proportions, and longer survival rates for patients with end-stage renal disease End-stage renal disease (ESRD)
Total kidney failure; chronic kidney failure is diagnosed as ESRD when kidney function falls to 5-10% of capacity.
Mentioned in: Chronic Kidney Failure
end-stage renal disease , it is estimated that by 2010, the number of patients requiring hemodialysis will reach 600,000. As health care providers in all disciplines participate in the care of these patients, it is imperative to have an understanding of the dialysis procedure and its associated complications.
The following CME CME
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Purpose and Objectives
Following completion of this activity, participants should have a better understanding of the process of hemodialysis, and should be better informed regarding potential complications and risk factors in this patient population.
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Method of Participation
Participants read the entire CME feature and review illustrations, charts, bibliographies or other supplemental materials associated with the feature. A self-assessment test follows at the end of this feature that allows participants to test themselves on the knowledge obtained from the activity. Participants document their completion of this activity by submitting the CME credit form located at the end of the feature. Participants are also asked to evaluate the activity, to note specific outcomes to their practice as a result of their participation, and list other topics to be addressed in future CME features on the CME credit form.
CME Credit Instructions
Participants may request CME credit for completion of this activity by completing and submitting the CME Credit form by mail, or electronically via SMA's website at www.sma.org. A nominal fee is required to receive credit for this activity. A CME certificate will be mailed within two weeks of receipt of the CME credit form at the SMA headquarters office.
Date of Original Release: August 1, 2005
Term of Approval: 1 Year * Credit Expires: August 1, 2006
Estimated Time for Completion: 1 Hour
Credit Designation: 1 AMA PRA PRA - PRAgmatics.
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