Activity information

The certificate of this course includes 3 CME credits. To complete the course you need to pass all quizzes. Only participants with an active Pro Membership will be able to claim CME. If you want to claim CME too, please upgrade to a Pro Membership.

Accreditation Statement

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 CME Consultants and Medmastery GmbH. CME Consultants is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

CME Consultants designates this online enduring material activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Desired Outcomes

  1. Appropriately diagnose fluid overload in your patients.
  2. Identify normal body fluid compartments, normal body fluid composition, and the variables that determine fluid movement across a capillary.
  3. Generate a diagnostic framework for approaching the patient with peripheral edema and fluid overload.
  4. Generate a therapeutic framework for treating patients with fluid overload, including medical therapies and extracorporeal therapies.
  5. Develop management plans for fluid overload in a number of common organ failure states like kidney failure, liver failure, and heart failure.

Target Audience

This activity is geared to meet the educational requirements of Internists, Nephrology Residents, Cardiologists, Family / Primary Care Physicians, Hospitalists, and Critical Care Specialists.

Core Competencies

This activity encompasses the following desirable physician attributes: Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning & Improvement, and Systems-Based Practice.


The presentational method for this activity is Lecture.

Disclosure statement

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.


The planners of this activity have nothing to disclose.


John K. Roberts, MD, MS, Med. has nothing to disclose. The course content has been peer-reviewed for content validity and found to be evidenced-based, fair, balanced, and free from commercial bias.

Launch Date

December 13, 2021.

Expiration Date

This activity is valid for credit through December 13, 2023.