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NephroCare Academy - Medical Education

NephroCare offers accredited physicians` training

“Blood Pressure (BP) Management in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)” is the title of the first educational course receiving accreditation from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Institution (EACCME) of the UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists) in Brussels. The completion of all modules of the e-learning course will allow NephroCare physicians to collect 7 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. The accreditation is valid until 4th May 2019. The course has also received endorsement by the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association ERA-EDTA*.

Highly scientific content

The course has been developed based on the feedback received from a needs assessment carried out with the Country Head Physicians in Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2016. It discusses BP management in both CKD and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), respectively. The course covers the management of dialysis induced hypotension and hypertension suggesting the strategies to prevent and treat these intradialytic complications. An overview of blood pressure lowering agents in both CKD and ESRD populations is included in this course with the aim to highlight advantages and risks of these drugs. More than 230 international publications have been referenced in this course. 

NephroCare Academy – Education for NephroCare clinic staff

The course is part of the NephroCare Academy, our overall educational approach for NephroCare clinic staff. NephroCare is Fresenius Medical Care’s renal service provider in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. NephroCare offers a comprehensive range of services for treatment and care of patients with chronic renal failure. NephroCare is in charge of running almost 900 dialysis clinics currently.

NephroCare Academy has been established to support physicians, nurses, clinic managers and non-clinical staff with a wide range of learning modalities and topics, enabling them to offer the highest quality of care throughout their employment. This course is the first in a series of accredited courses for physicians. By offering accredited medical training, NephroCare aims to support its physicians in collecting Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Depending on the country they work in, physicians may be required to collect a specific number of CME credits in order to keep their medical licence.

NephroCare staff has to be enrolled by the responsible Education manager, in order to complete the course and receive the credits.

Medical Education as important tool for optimizing patient care

In addition, it is NephroCare`s understanding that a continuing education and training programme, which is set-up according to international treatment guidelines and the high NephroCare treatment standards, will help to further improve medical performance at the clinics. In the end this will lead to a further improved patient care which is NephroCare`s central ambition.

Dr. Stefano Stuard, Head of the CoE Clinical & Therapeutical Governance team and main author of the course says: “This is a very important step for us and we are very pleased that we can now support our physicians in this way.”