Improving Patient Adherence and Quality
of Life Hyperkalemia with ESRD: Strategies for Detecting and
Managing Adverse Events with Novel Therapies
A continuing medical education
activity provided by NAMCP and AAMCN
Therapeutic Advances in the Management of Hyperkalemia with End
Renal Disease: Improving Clinical and Cost Outcomes in an Evolving
Treatment Paradigm is a three-part webinar series.
This is Part 3 of the series focusing on the management of Hyperkalemia in
patients with End Stage Renal Disease.
This activity is an archive from the webinar held October 26, 2020
This activity is valid from November 1, 2020 to November 1, 2022
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This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in
managed care environments.
This activity is supported by an
educational grant from
Hyperkalemia, also known has high potassium, is an elevated level of
potassium in the blood. Typically this results in no symptoms, but
occasionally when severe it results in palpitations, muscle pain,
muscle weakness, or numbness. Decreased kidney function is a major
cause of hyperkalemia, especially in chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Hyperkalemia occurs in up to 10% of hospitalized patients and is
associated increased morbidity if left unaddressed. Fortunately for
patients who experience hyperkalemia, new therapies have become
available in recent years that have shown improved efficacy and
safety. Attendees will be updated on these novel options and how
they can integrate them into the treatment paradigm and optimize
Upon completion of this
activity, participants will be able to:
Assess challenges to patient
adherence and quality of life in hyperkalemia with end stage
Explore strategies to monitor and
manage adverse events associated with newer potassium binders in
hyperkalemia in order to improve patient adherence and quality
Advance the long-term management of
hyperkalemia with end stage renal disease in provider and
managed care settings through measures that facilitate at-risk
patient monitoring, promote patient/provider education, and
integrate newer therapies for optimal patient outcomes
Review recent clinical data around
the safety of novel potassium binder therapies and their effect
on patient quality of life in hyperkalemia, especially in
patients with end stage renal disease
||Matthew R. Weir, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Nephrology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
serves as a scientific advisor to AstraZeneca,
Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck, Akebia, Relypsa, Boston
Scientific, Lexicon, Bayer, Vifor, and CareDx. His
presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
MD has no real or perceived financial relationships to
Jeremy Williams has no real or perceived financial
relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no real or perceived
financial relationships to disclose.
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the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint
providership of the National Association of Managed Care Physicians
(NAMCP) and American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN). The
National Association of Managed Care Physicians is accredited by the
ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will
receive 1 hour in nursing continuing professional development.
This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed
Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hours toward CMCN recertification
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