Learning Objectives


Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:


  • Identify prejudices that have precluded the use of PD and HHD, and, if appropriate, attempt to correct these prejudices

  • Distinguish between certain patient types in order to formulate the best approach to PD or HHD dialysis prescription and access placement

  • Integrate knowledge of patient PD membrane transport characteristics, allowing him/her to optimize the dialysis prescription in terms of adequacy and ultrafiltration while minimizing procedure related complications

  • Recognize the importance of working with all disciplines that care for dialysis patients, so seamless medical care can be delivered

  • Employ best-​demonstrated practice techniques thus improving rates of technique and patient survival Demonstrate an improvement in the rate of peritonitis

  • Design an approach at his/her center, so surgeons, IN, and IR physicians interact in a way that PD catheters are placed timely and with minimal complications

  • Demonstrate an improvement in home hemodialysis access related complications

  • Increase take-​on rate of home dialysis


Course Competencies


  • Patient Care Medical knowledge

  • Systems-​based practice

  • Professionalism

  • Interpersonal and communication skills





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 a joint providership of USF Health and ISPD -​ International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis.  USF Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 17 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.


ABIM MOC Points Criteria

This activity has been approved for ABIM MOC Points for Nephrology Internal Medicine Specialists. In order to obtain ABIM MOC Points, the Nephrology Internal Medicine participant must:

Course Completion Requirements:

To claim your CME certificate for this activity, please complete the following steps:


  1. Provide their ABIM Number during registration

  2. Provide permission during registration for USF Health to share their completion data with the ACCME, to be transmitted on behalf of the ABIM

  3. Complete the activity

  4. Pass the posttest with a score of ≥80%

  5. Complete the activity evaluation

  6. Download your certificate of completion



USF Health adhere to ACCME Standards regarding commercial support of continuing medical education. It is the policy of USF Health that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course syllabus.


Disclaimer Statement

The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.


USF is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Equal Access Institution.


Further Information

If you have activity related questions please contact Jennifer Heald at jheald@npmeet.com or call 630-​408-​0736.