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Course Director

George L. Bakris, MD, FASN, FAHA
George L. Bakris, MD, FASN, FAHA

Professor of Medicine
Director, American Heart Association
Comprehensive Hypertension Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, an expert in cardiology discusses the risk factors and symptoms associated with hyperkalemia and provides strategies to identify and manage these patients as well as methods for incorporating newer treatment options based on the latest evidence.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of family medicine and general medicine physicians and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with hyperkalemia.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Recognize the risk factors and clinical signs and symptoms associated with hyperkalemia
  • Identify different patient populations with or at risk for hyperkalemia and management strategies that address their specific needs and clinical goals of care
  • Incorporate newer treatment options for hyperkalemia management, including among patients with diabetes, heart failure, and chronic kidney disease (CKD), based on the latest evidence

Providership, Credit, and Support


This CME activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Relypsa, A Vifor Pharma Group Company.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

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 the joint providership of Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosures

Chair
George L. Bakris, MD, FASN, FAHA
Professor of Medicine
Director, American Heart Association
Comprehensive Hypertension Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

George L. Bakris, MD, FASN, FAHA, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for Bayer; Merck & Co., Inc.; Novo Nordisk A/S; and Relypsa Inc.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The planners from Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider, and PeerView Institute for Medical Education, the joint provider, do not have any financial relationships with an ACCME-defined commercial interest related to the content of this accredited activity during the past 12 months unless listed below.

Content/Peer Reviewer Disclosures

The following Content/Peer Reviewer has nothing to disclose:

Kaushal Patel, MD

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussions of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this accredited activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be emailed to you upon completion. You will receive your certificate from email@email.peerviewpress.com. If you have questions regarding the receipt of your emailed certificate, please contact via email at info@peerview.com.

About This CME Activity

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