Self-Assessment Self-Assessment

KSAP Volume 6, Module 1 - (April 2020)

Credits/Points:
CME 25.0, MOC 25
Availability:
04/03/20-02/28/23

Program Mission and Objectives

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.

Target Audience

  • Nephrology certification and recertification candidates
  • Practicing nephrologists

Original Release Date

April 3, 2020

CME Credit and MOC Termination Date

Februay 28, 2023

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 and AMA Credit Designation Statements

Jointly Accredited Provider Logo

In support of improving patient care, the American Society of Nephrology is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Nephrology designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 25.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) 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

April 3, 2020

CME Credit and MOC Termination Date

February 28, 2023

 

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.
    1. Enter the number of CME credits commensurate with the extent of your participation in the activity.
    2. 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

Clay A. Block, MD, FASN
Education Director, KSAP

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

James E. Novak, MD, PhD, FASN

Deputy Education Director, KSAP
Henry Ford Hospital

Detroit, MI

 

Matthew Abramson, MD

New York Presbyterian

New York, NY

 

Anil Agarwal, MD, FASN

Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

 

Pavan Annamaraju, MD, FASN

Ballad Health

Abingdon, VA

 

Rupali S. Avasare, MD
Oregon Health & Science University

Portland, OR

Adam Bass, MD
Alberta Health Services

Calgary, Alberta

Gajapathiraju Chamarthi, MD

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

 

Yusra R. Cheema, MD

Northwestern Medicine

Chicago, IL

 

Neera Dahl, MD, PhD

Yale University School of Medicine

New Haven, CT

 

Cynthia Denu-Ciooca, MD

University of North Carolina at Chapel

Chapel Hill, NC

 

Samira S. Farouk, MD, MS, FASN

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

New York, NY

 

Cybele Ghossein, MD
Northwestern University

Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Victoria Gutgarts, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY

 

Charles W. Hopley, MD, MPH
Dartmouth

W. Lebanon, NH

Susie L. Hu, MD, FASN
Alpert Med School of Brown University

Providence, RI

 

Amir Kazory, MD, FASN
The University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

 

Eric S. Kerns, MD
Lahey Clinic

Burlington, MA

 

Jason M. Kidd, MD
VCU Medical Center

Richmond, VA

Daphne Harrington Knicely, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD

Namrata Krishnan, MD

Yale School of Medicine/ VAMC

New Haven, CT

Sheron Latcha, MD, FASN
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY

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

Boston, MA

Staci A. Leisman, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, NY

Scott E. Liebman, MD, MPH
University of Rochester Medical Center

Rochester, NY

 

Emily Lu, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, NY

Bryce H. Lund, MD

Nephrology Care LLC

Fremont, NE

 

Gearoid M. McMahon, MBChB, FASN

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

 

Rajesh Mohandas, MD, MPH, FASN

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL


Kenneth M. Ralto, MD

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Worcester, MA

 

Leonardo V. Riella, MD, PhD, FASN

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

 

Manish K. Saha, MD

UNC Kidney Center

Chapel Hill, NC

 

Felipe Sebastian Naranjo Sanchez, MD

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD

 

Adam M. Segal, MD, FASN

Lahey Health and Medical Center

Burlington, MA

 

Ankur Shah, MD

Rhode Island Hospital

Providence, RI

 

Chandandeep Takkar, MD, FASN

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

Sana Waheed, MD

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Madison, WI

Scott G. Westphal, MD

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE


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

Matthew Abramson, MD

Current Employer: New York Presbyterian

 

Anil Agarwal, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Ohio State University; Research Funding: Akebia Pharmaceuticals, CorMedix, GSK, St. Jude Medical, Rox Medical; Honoraria:  Otsuka; Cormedix; 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

 

Pavan Annamaraju, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Ballad Health

 

Rupali S. Avasare, MD

Current Employer: Oregon Health & Science University

 

Adam Bass, MD

Current Employer: University of Calgary; Honoraria: College of Family Physicians of Alberta

 

Clay A. Block, MD

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

 

Gajapathiraju Chamarthi, MD

Current Employer: University of Florida

 

Yusra R. Cheema, MD

Current Employer: Northwestern Medicine

 

Neera Dahl, MD, PhD

Current Employer: Yale University School of Medicine; Consultancy Agreements: Otsuka Pharmaceuticals; Honoraria: National Kidney Foundation, Canadian Society of Nephrology 2019. Scientific Advisor/Membership: PKD Foundation; Other Interests: National Kidney Foundation, ESRD Network, Region 1

Cynthia Denu-Ciooca, MD

Current Employer: University of North Carolina at Chapel; Research Funding: Akebia; Scientific Advisor/Membership: American Urology Association

 

Samira S. Farouk, MD, MS, FASN

Current Employer: Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

 

Cybele Ghossein, MD

Current Employer: Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine;  Ownership: Chemocentryx;  Research Funding: Chemocentryx, GSK, Retrophin

 

Victoria Gutgarts, MD

Current Employer: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

 

Charles W. Hopley, MD, MPH

Current Employer: Dartmouth

 

Susie L. Hu, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Alpert Med School of Brown University

 

Amir Kazory, MD, FASN

Current Employer: University of Florida; Consultancy Agreements : CHF Solutions, Inc, Baxter; Honoraria: CHF Solutions Inc, W.L. Gore Inc; Scientific Advisor/Membership; International Academy of Cardiology-World Congress on Heart Disease, CHF Solutions Inc, W.L. Gore Inc

 

Eric S. Kerns, MD

Current Employer: Lahey Clinic

 

Jason M. Kidd, MD

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

 

Daphne Harrington Knicely, MD

Current Employer: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 

Namrata Krishnan, MD

Current Employer: Yale School of Medicine/ VAMC; Other Interests: National Kidney Foundation

 

Sheron Latcha, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

 

Stewart H. Lecker, MD, PhD, FASN

Current Employer: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

 

Staci A. Leisman, MD

Current Employer: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 

Scott E. Liebman, MD, MPH

Current Employer: University of Rochester Medical Center; Consultancy: Ad hoc advisory board for Keryx pharmaceuticals; Scientific Advisor/Membership; ISPD education committee

 

Emily Lu, MD

Current Employer: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 

Bryce H. Lund, MD

Current Employer: Nephrology Care LLC; Honoraria: M3 global research

 

Gearoid M. McMahon, MBChB, FASN

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

 

Rajesh Mohandas, MD, MPH, FASN

Current Employer: University of Florida

 

James E. Novak, MD, PhD

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

 

Kenneth M. Ralto, MD

Current Employer: University of Massachusetts Medical School

 

Leonardo V. Riella, MD, PhD, FASN

Current Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Research Funding: Brystol-Meyers Squibb; Honoraria: Mallinckdrot, Clarus

 

Manish K. Saha, MD

Current Employer: UNC Kidney Center

 

Felipe Sebastian Naranjo Sanchez, MD

Current Employer: Johns Hopkins Hospital

 

Adam M. Segal, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Lahey Health and Medical Center

 

Ankur Shah, MD

Current Employer: Rhode Island Hospital

 

Chandandeep Takkar, MD, FASN

Current Employer: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio; Center; ; Research Funding; IQVIA; Scientific Advisor/Membership: SM Journals

 

Sana Waheed, MD

Current Employer: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 

Scott G. Westphal, MD

Current Employer: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Staff Disclosure

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).

 

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Copyright

Copyright © 2020 American Society of Nephrology (ASN)        

Mustafa Ahmad, MD, FASN

King Fahad Medical City      

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Jafar Al-Said, MD, FASN

Bahrain Specialist Hospital

Manama, Bahrain

Carmichael Angeles, MD, FASN

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital

Stony Brook, NY

Nabeel Aslam, MD, FASN

Mayo Clinic Florida

Jacksonville, FL

Mona B. Brake, MD

Robert J. Dole Veteran Affairs

Wichita, KS

Beatrice Concepcion, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN

Patrick Cunningham, MD

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Rajiv Dhamija, MD

Rancho Los Amigos National

Rehabilitation Center          

Downey, CA

Tibor Fulop, MD                     

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

Carl S. Goldstein, MD, FASN                                

Rutgers University                

New Brunswick, NJ

Aditi Gupta, MD                    

University of Kansas Medical Center                 

Kansas City, KS     

                   

Joshua M. Kaplan, MD        

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School                  

Newark, NJ     

Quresh T. Khairullah, MD  

St. Clair Nephrology             

Roseville, MI  

Farrukh M. Koraishy, MD, PhD                           

Stony Brook University Hospital            

Stony Brook, NY

Vineeta Kumar, MD             

University of Alabama at Birmingham              

Birmingham, AL   

                   

Oliver Lenz, MD                     

University of Miami Health System                   

Miami, FL

Orfeas Liangos, MD, FASN

Klinikum Coburg

Coburg, Bayern, Germany

A. Bilal Malik, MBBS            

University of Washington   

Seattle, WA

Naveed N. Masani, MD      

Winthrop University Hospital                               

Mineola, NY

Ellen T. McCarthy, MD        

University of Kansas Medical Center,

Kidney Institute                     

Kansas City, KS

Mohanram Narayanan, MD

Baylor Scott & White Health                                 

Temple, TX

Macaulay A. Onuigbo, MD

Mayo Clinic     

Rochester, MN

Phuong-Thu Pham, MD      

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA      

Los Angeles, CA

Paul H. Pronovost, MD, FASN                             

Yale University School of Medicine                    

Waterbury, CT

Hernan Rincon-Choles, MD                                  

Cleveland Clinic Foundation                                 

Cleveland, OH

Ehab R. Saad, MD                  

Medical College of Wisconsin                              

Milwaukee, WI

Mohammad N. Saqib, MD 

Lehigh Valley Hospital

Allentown, PA

Shayan Shirazian, MD         

Winthrop-University Hospital

State University of New York at Stony Brook 

Mineola, NY

Ahmad R. Tarakji, MD         

King Saud University,

King Khalid University Hospital                            

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Kausik Umanath, MD          

Henry Ford Hospital              

Detroit, MI

Allen W. Vander, MD          

Kidney Center of South Louisiana                       

Thibodaux, LA

Jon R. Von Visger, MD, PhD                                 

The Ohio State University  

Columbus, OH

Nand K. Wadhwa, MD        

Stony Brook University       

Stony Brook, NY

Maura A. Watson, DO         

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Bethesda, MD USA

Sri Yarlagadda, MBBS          

University of Kansas Medical Center                 

Kansas City, KS

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