Module 6 - Sodium, Potassium, Renal Homeostasis 11/11/23

November 11, 2023

Attendees examine the physiological effects of high-sodium diets and their prevalence in American culture and take a more in-depth look at the DASH diet, including studies examining its efficacy in reducing the need for medication in hypertensive subjects. In the kitchen we discuss the principles of flavor building and balancing in cooking while exploring salt's role in flavor. We cook reduced-sodium dinner options while discussing ways to reduce and replace sodium in meals.

Target Audience

  • Physician
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse
  • Physician Assistant
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Master and Doctorate Level Nutritionist
  • Pharmacist
  • Certified Diabetic Educator
  • Optometrist

Learning Objectives

1.    Describe the mechanisms of hypertension in the body while focusing on financial and health-related implications.

2.    Describe the connection between sodium intake and hypertension.

3.    Recall common sources of sodium in the American diet.

4.    Discuss how potassium intake relates to cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease.

5.    Explain potassium needs, potassium homeostasis, and why these values may change throughout the lifecycle.

6.    List major dietary sources of potassium.

7.    Describe the JNC-7 and JNC-8 guidelines for lifestyle management of hypertension.

8.    Discuss the aspects of the DASH Diet that have been linked to research-supported improved cardiovascular health outcomes.

9.    Explain the components of the DASH Diet and how they relate to the treatment of hypertension.

10.    State the UL of sodium for Americans as advised by the USDA.

11.    Explain the sources of high sodium intake in the typical American diet.

12.    Outline the general dietary goals for chronic kidney disease patients, paying particular attention to how and why diet changes in more advanced stages.

13.    Identify foods that are the most concentrated sources of phosphorus.

14.    Summarize practical changes that can be made to eating and shopping habits to reduce sodium intake.

15.    Recall the five primary tastes

16.    List common flavor-building techniques and ingredients that help to achieve umami flavors.

17.    Describe how the utilization of umami replaces salt as a way to enhance flavor.

18.    Articulate the difference between “taste” and “flavor.”

19.    Describe ingredients that are associated with each of the five flavors.

20.    Identify ingredients and techniques that can be used to effectively balance tastes when preparing meals.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ABIM MOC 2
  • 3.00 ACPE Pharmacist
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 3.00 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.00 Completion
  • 3.00 CDR
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 3.00 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.
Course opens: 
11/10/2023
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Event starts: 
11/11/2023 - 12:00pm EST
Event ends: 
11/11/2023 - 3:30pm EST

Planning Committee 

Timothy S. Harlan, MD (Activity Director)    
The George Washington University
 
Kerri Dotson, RD
The George Washington University
 

Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence, GW requires all planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content to disclose the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with any ineligible companies within the past 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

GW reviews all disclosure statements to determine which financial relationships are relevant to the educational content of the accredited CE Activity. An individual is considered to have a relevant financial relationship if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

No Relevant Financial Relationships

Upon review of all collected information about financial relationships with ineligible companies, GW has determined that the following planners, faculty, staff, and others in control of educational content have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Activity Director/Reviewer

  • Timothy S. Harlan, MD

Faculty/Planners

  • Kerri Dotson, RD

Staff

  • Leticia Hall
  • Naomi Loughlin
  • Sheena King

 

Continuing Education Accreditation Information

Physicians

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences will submit participant completion information to the ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. You can check the status of your submission via the “Reported Credits” tab in your learner profile.

 

ABIM MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC) 

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 3.5\00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

 

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) recognizes AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ earned as AOA Category 2 credit. 

It is the physician's responsibility to report CME credits earned directly to AOA.

Ways to report CME Credit: 

PHARMACISTS & Pharmacy Technicians

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ACPE- Pharmacists#: 0536-0000-23-001-L99-P

ACPE – Pharmacy Technicians#: 0536-0000-23-001-L99-T

Release Date: April 15, 2023

Expiration Date: April 15, 2024

CE Credits: 3.00 (0.300 CEUs)

 

Other Healthcare Professionals

A certificate of participation will be provided to all other healthcare professionals.

Many credentialing bodies such as the ANCC, AANP, and AAPA) accept certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. If you have doubts whether an activity will qualify for CE, please contact your certifying organization for clarification on credit eligibility.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 ABIM MOC 2
  • 3.00 ACPE Pharmacist
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 3.00 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.00 Completion
  • 3.00 CDR
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 3.00 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.
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