JAAPA CME Post-Test October 2018
The ABCs of Chronic Kidney Disease | A Call to Action on Prediabetes
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The ABCs of Chronic Kidney Disease

Kim Zuber, PA-C; Jane Davis, DNP

Management of patients with chronic kidney disease has evolved since the last Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes clinical practice guideline was published in 2012. This activity reviews the most recent guidelines, common management issues in primary care, kidney risk and outcome calculators, and over-the-counter medications that may cause community-acquired acute kidney injury.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify risk factors for the development of CKD.
  • Describe interventions for patients with CKD that help to limit disease and progression to end-stage renal disease.


A Call to Action on Prediabetes

Joy Dugan, MSPAS, MPH, PA-C; Alegria Cantillep; Kathryn Newberry; Jay Shubrook, DO

Diabetes and prediabetes have become an epidemic in the United States. The keys to battling this public health challenge are effective screening and evidence-based interventions. Studies show that intensive lifestyle interventions, medications, and weight loss surgery can reduce or delay new-onset type 2 diabetes. This activity reviews the steps clinicians can take to help patients stay ahead of this disease.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how to make the diagnosis of prediabetes.
  • List the strategies for managing prediabetes and their relative effectiveness.

Accreditation Statement


This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid through October 31, 2019. 

Disclosure Policy Statement

It is the policy of AAPA to require the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member has with the commercial interest of any commercial product discussed in an educational presentation. The participating faculty reported the following:

Kim Zuber is executive director of the American Academy of Nephrology PAs. Jane Davis practices in the Department of Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Joy Dugan is associate program director and associate professor in the joint master of PA studies/master of public health program at Touro University in Vallejo, Calif. Alegria Cantillep is a student in Touro University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. At the time the article was written, Kathryn Newberry was a student in the joint PA/master’s of public health program at Touro University. She now practices family medicine in Alaska. Jay Shubrook is a professor in Touro University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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Type:     Journal-based CME
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