Self-Assessment Self-Assessment

KSAP Volume 1, Module 2, Update (2018)

Credits/Points:
CME 25.0, MOC 25
Availability:
10/01/18-09/30/21

Program Mission and Objectives

KSAP is a new continuing medical education and Part 2 MOC product that will review the essentials of nephrology for fellows preparing for initial certification, practicing nephrologists preparing for recertification, and practitioners looking to renew and refresh their clinical knowledge, diagnostic, and therapeutic skills.

This enduring material is composed of challenging, clinically oriented questions based on case vignettes.  Each question includes a detailed response that outlines both the approach to the clinical scenario at hand and the best answer.  References are provided from either recent well-done reviews from major and easily accessible journals or the classic original reference. Topics for inquiry are crafted from the ABIM Blueprint and the program will help the clinician assess his or her strengths and weaknesses in the broad domain of nephrology.

 

Target Audience

  • Nephrology certification and recertification candidates
  • Practicing nephrologists

 Original Release Date

 October 21, 2015

 Last Review Date

 March 2018 to August 2018

 CME Credit and MOC Termination Date

 September 30, 2021

 Estimated Time for Completion

 25 hours

 Learning Objectives

  1. Apply physiologic principles in the diagnosis and management of fluid and electrolyte disorders.
  2. Analyze the spectrum of common renal parenchymal disorders.
  3. Appraise the various causes of secondary and resistant hypertension.
  4. Describe common complications of acute and chronic kidney disease in both outpatient and hospital settings.
  5. Illustrate appropriate therapy known to delay progression and limit long-term consequences of chronic kidney disease.
  6. Categorize treatment modalities and complications of end-stage kidney disease, including peritoneal, hemodialysis and renal transplant.

The American Society of Nephrology has a variety of learning opportunities for members including the premier publications, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), distance learning with online features and the popular Board Review Course & Update. Since 2001, the Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (NephSAP) has served as a strategy for nephrologists to keep knowledge up-to-date and earn both Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points.  ASN has recognized a need for material that covers basic principles of clinical nephrology that would be appropriate for individuals who are studying for the In-Training/In-Service examination or preparing for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) examination in the subspecialty of Nephrology. To this end, the concept of the Kidney Self-Assessment Program (KSAP) was developed.

KSAP is a continuing medical education and Part 2 MOC product that will review the essentials of nephrology for fellows preparing for initial certification, practicing nephrologists preparing for recertification, and practitioners looking to renew and refresh their clinical knowledge, diagnostic, and therapeutic skills.

This enduring material is composed of challenging, clinically oriented questions based on case vignettes.  Each question includes a detailed response that outlines both the approach to the clinical scenario at hand and the best answer.  References are provided from either recent well-done reviews from major and easily accessible journals or the classic original reference. Topics for inquiry are crafted from the ABIM Blueprint and the program will help the clinician assess his or her strengths and weaknesses in the broad domain of nephrology.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply physiologic principles in the diagnosis and management of fluid and electrolyte disorders.
  2. Analyze the spectrum of common renal parenchymal disorders.
  3. Appraise the various causes of secondary and resistant hypertension.
  4. Describe common complications of acute and chronic kidney disease in both outpatient and hospital settings.
  5. Illustrate appropriate therapy known to delay progression and limit long-term consequences of chronic kidney disease.
  6. Categorize treatment modalities and complications of end-stage kidney disease, including peritoneal, hemodialysis and renal transplant.

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The ASN designates this enduring material for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Maintenance of Certification Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 25.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

 

Original Release Date 

October 21, 2015

 

Last Review Date

March 2018 to August 2018

CME Credit and MOC Termination Date

September 30, 2021

 

Estimated Time for Completion

25 hours

 

Target Audience

• Nephrology certification and recertification candidates

• Practicing nephrologists

 

Method of Participation

• Complete the online self-assessment activity.

• Each participant is allowed two attempts at each question to pass the examination (>75% correct) for CME credit.

• Answers and explanations are provided for each question as you take the examination.

• To view completed questions, Click KSAP Exam, on the right-hand side and select Completed Attempts.

 

Activity Evaluation, Claiming CME Credit, and MOC Points Instructions

From the KSAP platform, click the Claim CME button after completion of the examination. 
Click Enter Activity for KSAP: Kidney Self-Assessment Program.
Under the To Do List in the CME Center on the left navigation:

  • Click the Demographics & General Eval link, and enter your information.
  • For CME credits, click the Claim Your CME Credits link, and check the Attestation Statement box.

         a. Enter the number of CME credits commensurate with the extent of your participation in the activity.

         b. If you need a certificate, click the Print Your Certificate link.

Credits will be posted to your ASN Transcript immediately. View/Print Transcript at My CME Center.

For MOC points, respondents must meet the following criteria:

    1. Be certified by ABIM in internal medicine and/or nephrology and enrolled in the ABIM–MOC program.
    2. Click the Claim MOC Points link, and check the Attestation Statement box.
    3. Enter your ABIM Candidate Number, and Date of Birth.
    4. ABIM will notify you when your MOC points have been added to your record.

MOC points will be applied to only those ABIM candidates who have enrolled in the MOC program. It is your responsibility to complete the ABIM MOC enrollment process.

  

Faculty

Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
Education Director, KSAP
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Clay A. Block, MD, FASN
Deputy Education Director, KSAP
VA Medical Ctr/ University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Hanover, NH

Anil Agarwal, MD, FASN
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Kelly A. Birdwell, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Andrew Bomback, MD, MPH
Columbia University
New York, NY

Neera Dahl, MD, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Mark D. Faber, MD
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

William Henry Fissell, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Neetika Garg, MD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison,WI

Kenar D. Jhaveri, MD, FASN
Northwell Health
Garden City, NY

Jason M. Kidd, MD
VCU Medical Center
Richmond, VA

Eugene C. Kovalik, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Michelle W. Krause, MD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

Stewart H. Lecker, MD, PhD, FASN
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Ernest I. Mandel, MD, FASN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Boston, MA

Martina M. McGrath, MD, FASN
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Gearoid McMahon, MD, FASN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Rebeca D. Monk, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

Catherine A. Moore, MD
Strong Memorial Hospital
Rochester, NY

Samir Nangia, MD, FASN
Dallas Renal Group
Dallas, TX

Suzanne M. Norby, MD, FASN
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

James E. Novak, MD, PhD, FASN
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

James J. Paparello, MD
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Amay Parikh, MD, FASN
Florida Hospital Medical Group
Maitland, FL

William F. Pendergraft, III, MD, PhD
University of North Carolina Kidney Center
Chapel Hill, NC

Mark A Perazella, MD, MS
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Leonardo V. Riella, MD, PhD, FASN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Bijan Roshan, MD, FASN
Kidney Associates of Colorado
Denver, CO

Mohammad G. Saklayen, MD
VA Medical Center
Dayton, OH

Heidi M. Schaefer, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Adam M. Segal, MD, FASN
Lahey Health and Medical Center
Burlington, MA

James F. Simon, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Joel Topf, MD
St. Clair Specialty Physicians
Roseville, MI

Rimda Wanchoo, MD, MBBS
Northwell Health 
Garden City, NY

Suzanne Watnick, MD
Northwest Kidney Centers
Seattle, WA

Sri G. Yarlagadda, MD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
  

Faculty, Planner, and Staff Disclosures

It is the policy of American Society of Nephrology (ASN) that all individuals in a position to control the content of ASN’s sponsored CME activities are expected to provide full disclosure for both themselves and their spouse/partner, and to indicate to the activity audience any financial or other relationship held by themselves or their spouse/partner 1) with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial service(s) discussed in an educational presentation; and 2) with any commercial supporter(s) of the activity. All responses should reflect activities within the previous 12 months. This disclosure information is collected in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Participants should note that the use of products outside U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for approval indications.

The intent of this policy is not to prevent expert faculty with relevant relationship(s) with commercial interest(s) from involvement in CME, but rather to ensure that ASN CME activities promote quality and safety, are effective in improving medical practice, are based on valid content, and are independent of control from commercial interests and free of commercial bias. In addition, all faculty members were instructed to provide balanced, scientifically rigorous, and evidence-based presentations.

ASN requires all individuals in a position to control content for the KSAP to complete faculty disclosure forms on the ASN website. Responses are listed below.

 

Faculty Disclosures

Anil Agarwal, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Ohio State University; Research Funding: Akebia Pharmaceuticals, CorMedix, GSK, St. Jude Medical, Rox Medical; Scientific Advisor/Membership: ASDIN, NKF, Journal of Vascular Access, The Open Urology and Nephrology Journal, International Journal of Nephrology; Other Interests: ASDIN, NKF, ASN, RPA

 

Clay A. Block, MD

Current Employer: VA Medical Ctr/ University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Consultancy: Rox Medical, Cibiem

 

Kelly A. Birdwell MD, MS

Current Employer:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Scientific Advisor/Membership:  American Society of Nephrology, American Society of Transplantation, Pancreas Community of Practice

 

Andrew Bomback, MD, MPH

Current Employer: Columbia University; Consultancy Agreements: Chemocentryx; Research Funding: Chemocentryx, Achillion; Honoraria: National Kidney Foundation, Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, UpToDate; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Achillion

Neera Dahl, MD, PhD

Current Employer: Yale University School of Medicine; Consultancy Agreements: Otsuka Pharmaceuticals; Scientific Advisor/Membership: PKD Foundation; Speakers Bureau: Otsuka, Tolvaptan; Other Interests: National Kidney Foundation, ESRD Network, Region 1

 

Mark D. Faber MD, FASN

Current Employer: Henry Ford Hospital; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Editorial Board, Clinical Nephrology 

 

William Henry Fissell MD

Current Employer: Vanderbilt University; Ownership: Silicon Kidney LLC ; Research Funding: Baxter Healthcare ; Patents and Inventions: May receive royalty from University of Michigan; Scientific Advisor/Membership: ASAIO

 

Neetika Garg, MD

Current Employer: University of Wisconsin-Madison; Scientific Advisor/Membership: BMC Nephrology Associate Editor 

 

Melanie P. Hoenig, MD

Current Employer: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center;  Education Director, KSAP, American Society of Nephrology

 

Kenar D. Jhaveri MD, FASN

Current Employer: Northwell Health; Consultancy Agreements:  Astex pharmaceuticals; Honoraria: Astex pharmaceuticals; Scientific Advisor/Membership: American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Journal of Onconephrology, Clinical Kidney Journal, NDT 

 

Jason M. Kidd, MD

Current Employer: VCU Medical Center; Honoraria: Virginia Geriatrics Society

 

Eugene C. Kovalik MD, FASN

Current Employer: Duke University Medical Center 

 

Michelle W. Krause MD

Current Employer: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Consultancy: Ardea Biosciences; Honoraria: National Board of Medical Examiners; Scientific Advisor/Membership: National Board of Medical Examiners, Step 3 Chronic Illness Section Committee

 

Stewart H. Lecker MD, PhD, FASN

Current Employer: Beth Israel Deconess Medical Center

 

Ernest I. Mandel MD, MS, FASN

Current Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital Hebrew Senior Life; Consultancy Agreement: Decker IP; Other interests: Spouse - Law Firm includes Fresenius Kidney Care and DaVita among clients

 

Martina M. McGrath, MBChB, FASN

Current Employer: Harvard Medical School

 

Geroid McMahon, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital; Scientific Advisor/Membership: USA and Canada for the ASCEND Trial, Glaxo Smith Kline; Other Interests: Irish Society of Nephrology

 

Rebeca D. Monk MD

Current Employer: University of Rochester Medical Center; Scientific Advisor/Membership: National Kidney Foundation; Other Interests: Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute

 

Catherine A. Moore MD

Current Employer: Strong Memorial Hospital

 

Samir Nangia, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Dallas Renal Group; Consultancy: FMC – Velphoro; Ownership: USRC & FMC Honoraria: American Board of Internal Medicine; Other Interests: American Board of Internal Medicine RPA Education Committee  

 

Suzanne M. Norby MD, FASN

Current Employer: Mayo Clinic; Honoraria: National Board of Medical Examiners Massachusetts Medical Society

 

James E. Novak, MD, PhD

Current Employer: Henry Ford Health System; Honoraria: National Kidney Foundation; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Self-Assessment Program

 

James J. Paparello MD

Current Employer: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Honoraria: Baxter

 

Amay Parikh, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Florida Hospital Medical Group

 

William Franklin Pendergraft, III, MD, PhD

Current Employer: University of North Carolina Kidney Center 

 

Mark A Perazella, MD, MS

Current Employer: Yale School of Medicine; Honoraria: ASN as BRCU; Scientific Advisor/Membership:

CJASN, AJKD, Clinical Nephrology, Journal of Onco-Nephrology, Kidney International 

 

Leonardo V. Riella, MD, PhD, FASN

Current Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School; Research Funding: Brystol-Meyers Squibb

 

Bijan Roshan MD, FASN

Current Employer: Kidney Associates of Colorado 

 

Mohammad G. Saklayen MBBS

Current Employer: VA Medical Center 

 

Heidi M. Schaefer MD

Current Employer: Vanderbilt University Medical Center 

Adam M. Segal, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Lahey Health and Medical Center

James F. Simon MD, FASN

Current Employer: Cleveland Clinic; Consultancy Agreement: Regulus Therapeutics;  Research Funding Site investigator for Cardinal study funded by Reata Site investigator for HERA study funded by Regulus Therapeutics; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Alport Syndrome Foundation

Joel M. Topf MD

Current Employer: Saint Clair Special Physicians; Ownership Interest: Davita; Scientific Advisor/Membership: American Journal of Kidney Disease, ASN, CJASN Other Interests: Precious Bodily Fluids blog, NephMadness, NephJC, Nephrology Secrets 

Rimda Wanchoo MD

Current Employer: Northwell Health; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Journal of Onconephrology 

Suzanne Watnick, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Northwest Kidney Centers, Puget Sound, VA Medical Center; Consultancy Agreement: Cricket Health Ownership Interest: Cricket Health; Scientific Advisor/Membership: CJASN Editorial Board, ASN Policy and Advocacy Committee, Cricket Health; Other Interests: CMO of Northwest Kidney Centers

Sri G. Yarlagadda MD

Current Employer: University of Kansas Medical Center, Puget Sound, VA Medical Center; Honoraria: UpToDate

 

Staff Disclosures

Gisela Deuter, BSN, MSA—nothing to disclose

Lisa Netha Xayavong—nothing to disclose

View the full ASN Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy.

 

Corporate Support

There is no Commercial Support for KSAP (Kidney Self-Assessment Program).

 

Copyright

Copyright © 2018 American Society of Nephrology (ASN)   

Mustafa Ahmad, MD, FASN Kamal E. Ahmed, MD, FASN Nasimul Ahsan, MD, FASN
King Fahad Medical City Yuma Nephrology North Florida/South Georgia VA Health System
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Yuma, AZ Gainesville, FL
     
Jafar Al-Said, MD, FASN Naheed Ansari, MD, FASN Gopal Basu, MD
Bahrain Specialist Hospital Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Christian Medical College
Manama, Bahrain Bronx, NY Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
     
Mona B. Brake, MD, FASN Ruth C. Campbell, MD Bulent Cuhaci, MD, FASN
Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center Medical University of South Carolina American Hastanesi
Wichita, KS Charleston, SC Istanbul, Turkey
     
Kevin A. Curran, MD Rajiv Dhamija, MD Christopher A. Dyer, MD
Fresenius Medical Care & US Renal Care Dialysis Facilities Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Canton, TX Downey, CA San Antonio, TX
     
Mahmoud El-Khatib, MD Lynda A. Frassetto, MD, FASN Mohammad Reza Ganji, MD
University of Cincinnati University of California at San Francisco Tehran University
Cincinnati, OH San Francisco, CA Tehran, Iran
     
Duvuru Geetha, MD, FASN Carl S. Goldstein, MD, FASN Steven M. Gorbatkin, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Emory University
Baltimore, MD New Brunswick, NJ Atlanta, GA
     
Ashik Hayat, MD, FASN Ekambaram Ilamathi, MD, FASN Talha Hassan Imam, MD
Taranaki Base Hospital State University of New York Kaiser Permanente
Newplymouth, Taranaki, NZ Stony Brook, NY Fontana, CA
     
Pradeep V. Kadambi, MD Amir Kazory, MD, FASN Apurv Khanna, MD
University of Texas Medical Branch University of Florida SUNY Upstate Medical University
Galveston, TX Gainesville, FL Syracuse, NY
     
Istvan Kiss, MD, PhD Nicolae Leca, MD Paolo Lentini, MD, PhD
Semmelweis University University of Washington San Bassiano Hospital
Budapest, Hungary Seattle, WA Bassano del Grappa, Italy
     
Edgar V. Lerma, MD, FASN Orfeas Liangos, MD, FASN Meyer Lifschitz, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine Klinikum Coburg Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Chicago, IL Coburg, Bayern, Germany Jerusalem, Israel
     
Jolanta Malyszko, MD, PhD Naveed Masani, MD Hanna W. Mawad, MD, FASN
Medical University Winthrop University Hospital University of Kentucky
Bialystok, Poland Mineola, NY Lexington, KY
     
Kevin McConnell, MD Ashraf Mikhail, MBBCh Tanuja Mishra, MD
Jefferson Nephrology, Ltd Morriston Hospital Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic Region
Charlottesville, VA Swansea, Wales, UK Ellicott City, MD
     
Lawrence S. Moffatt, Jr., MD Sumit Mohan, MD Shahriar Moossavi, MD, PhD, FASN
Carolinas Medical Center Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Wake Forest School of Medicine
Charlotte, NC New York, NY Winston-Salem, NC
     
Koosha Mortazavi, MD Narayana S. Murali, MD Thangamani Muthukumar, MD
Vista Del Mar Medical Group Marshfield Clinic Cornell University
Oxnard, CA Marshfield, WI New York, NY
     
Macaulay A. Onuigbo, MD, FASN Malvinder Parmar, MB, MS, FASN Mohanram Narayanan, MD, FASN
Mayo Clinic Northern Ontario School of Medicine Scott and White Healthcare
Rochester, MN Timmins, ON, Canada Temple, TX
     
Kevin P. O'Reilly, MD Pairach Pintavorn, MD, FASN Mohammad A. Quasem, MD
Ohio State University East Georgia Kidney and Hypertension Universal Health Services Hospitals
Columbus, OH Augusta, GA Binghamton, NY
     
James M. Pritsiolas, MD, FASN Wajeh Y. Qunibi, MD Pawan K. Rao, MD, FASN
CarePoint Health Medical Group University of Texas Health Science Center St. Joseph Hospital
Bayonne and Summit, NJ San Antonio, TX Syracuse, NY
     
Bharathi V. Reddy, MD Joel C. Reynolds, MD, FASN Helbert Rondon-Berrios, MD, FASN
University of Chicago Medical Center San Antonio, TX University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Chicago, IL   Pittsburgh, PA
     
Bijan Roshan, MD, FASN Mario F. Rubin, MD, FASN Mark C. Saddler, MBChB
Kidney Associates of Colorado University of Arizona Durango Nephrology Associates
Denver, CO Tucson, AZ Durango, CO
     
Ehab R. Saad, MD, FASN Bharat Sachdeva, MBBS Mohammad G. Saklayen, MBBS
Medical College of Wisconsin Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Milwaukee, WI Shreveport, LA Dayton, OH
     
Muwaffaq Salameh, MBBS Mohammad N. Saqib, MD Sandeep S. Soman, MD
St. Martha Regional Hospital Lehigh Valley Hospital Henry Ford Hospital
Antigonish, NS, Canada Orefield, PA Detroit, MI
     
Nita K. Shah, MD Arif Showkat, MD, FASN Susan P. Steigerwalt, MD
St. Barnabas Health Center University of Tennessee St. John Providence Hospital
Livingston, NJ Memphis, TN Detroit, MI
     
Allen W. Vander, MD, FASN Ahmad R. Tarakji, MD, FASN Ignatius Yun-Sang Tang, MD
Kidney Center of South Louisiana College of Medicine, King Saud University University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
Thibodaux, LA Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Chicago, IL
     
Nand K. Wadhwa, MD Sameer Yaseen, MD Mario Javier Zarama, MD
Stony Brook University Nephrology PC Kidney Specialists of Minnesota, PA
Stony Brook, NY Des Moines, IA Saint Paul, MN

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