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An Ounce of Prevention: Vaccination Management
Vaccination schedules and hepatitis serologies can be challenging to interpret. This activity will improve the learners understanding of recommended immunizations, and viral hepatitis screening tests for hemodialysis patients.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
  • Pharmacology
Credits** 1.5
Depression Screening Tools: Policy and Nephrology Social Work Interventions
This activity will provide required education to clinicians about how to implement depression screening tools and policies in the dialysis clinics. 
Target audience
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Professional Development
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5
Protein Nitrogen Balance and Adequacy
This activity will cover a wide array of issues regarding protein nitrogen balance and adequacy. The relationship between protein intake and urea nitrogen appearance will be discussed, as well as the clinical and nutritional implications of urea kinetics and dialysis adequacy.  
Target audience
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Hyperkalemia in Chronic Kidney Disease: What is the Impact on Blood Pressure Control and CKD Progression?
This activity will address the common electrolyte disorder of hyperkalemia in CKD. Content will review pathophysiology and risk factors associated with hyperkalemia. Clinical evidence supporting treatment strategies for the management of hyperkalemia will also be presented.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
  • Pharmacology
Credits** 1.5
Support of Renal Patients and Families Facing End-of-Life Care Decisions: A Nephrology Social Worker’s Reflection
This activity will define advance care planning and its components related to the care of patient undergoing dialysis. Patient care situations and apply ethical principles and shared decision making guidelines to proposed alternative care will be discussed.
Target audience
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5
The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Pattern Study (DOPPS) Program Continues to Grow
This activity will present the learner with information from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Pattern Study (DOPPS) Program.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
  • Physician
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Dialysis Updates
This activity will provide current evidence-based practice/research on how to maintain functionality of central venous catheters for hemodialysis, as well as methods for trouble shooting.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 1.5
Navigating Health Insurance: How Public Options, Private Coverage and Charitable Assistance Can Work Together for ESRD Patients
This educational activity addresses how charitable assistance from nonprofits can assist patients with their healthcare related costs, including health insurance premiums, transportation assistance, medications and durable medical supplies.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Professional Development
Credits** 1
Bugs and Drugs: Prevention of Blood Stream Infections
Many bloodstream infections in hemodialysis patients are preventable. In this activity blood stream infections (BSI) will be discussed. Recommended practices to identify the risk factors and how to prevent them in the dialysis patient population will be examined.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 1.5
Treatment Options Education
This activity will discuss treatment options education. The learner will look at the history, what the current state of options utilization is, as well as the outcomes of education. Methods to provide and topics to include in this education will be discussed as  well.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5

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