About This Course

This three-part interactive course for healthcare professionals (nephrologists, general practitioners, nurses) highlights the impact of Chronic Kidney Disease-Associated Pruritus (itching) on patients' daily lives, with advice on evaluation and holistic management from an expert faculty:

Expert nephrologist: Dr Hugh Rayner MA MD FRCP DipMedEd

Dr Hugh Rayner MA MD FRCP DipMedEd, retired Consultant Nephrologist, UK

Expert nephrologist: Dr Nidhi Sukul MD Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr Nidhi Sukul MD Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Nephrology, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Expert: Dr Jessica Dean Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Jessica Dean Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford, UK

This course should take you approximately 60 minutes to complete.

This course has a 2-year expiry date of 10th October 2025. If you complete this course after its expiry date, please double check all claims in this course with up-to-date, peer-reviewed information, as the diagnostic or treatment landscape may have changed. 

CME/CPD Information

This course has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS-EACCME®) with 1 European CME credit (ECMEC®).

This accreditation certifies the quality and relevance of the educational content.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to describe:

  • the condition and its manifestations

  • the impact on the individual and the wider costs

  • effective ways to identify, assess, and relieve the itching

Course curriculum

    1. Disclosures

    1. Module 1

    1. Module 2

    1. Module 3

    1. Course Feedback Survey

    1. Introduction to Final Quiz

    2. Final Quiz

About this course

  • Free
  • 7 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Vifor Pharma