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Transition From Transplant to Dialysis, Coping with Transplant Failure
The participants will be lead through a process of developing a context for the issue of failed transplants, recognize the range and types of loss experienced, understand the role of the multidisciplinary team members in the transition, and develop recommendations for supporting the patients.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Transplant Coordinator
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Psychosocial
  • Transplantation
Credits** 1.5
Legislative Advocacy: Establishing the Nephrology Voice in the Political Arena
This activity reviews legislative issues, how policy is made, and the practical steps for professionals to influence the direction. Learning Objectives: After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to:
Target audience
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Professional Development
Credits** 1.5
Help! My Patients Won’t Listen to Me! How to Increase Patient Engagement/Adherence
Engaging patients in the health and lifestyle changes only they can make so they feel well can be a challenge for many.  The goal of this session is to discuss why patients may behave as they do and learn practical tips and suggestions to encourage collaboration with the patients and help them to
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Transplant Coordinator
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Obesity: Diet, Bariatric, Exercise, Medications, and Behavior
This activity will increase knowledge base of treatment methods for obesity in CKD patients and increase familiarity with how to address appropriate treatment strategies with patient and obtain desired outcomes.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
  • Pharmacology
Credits** 1.5
Infections and the Bugs that Cause Them
This session will create a heightened awareness of new/novel infection causing organisms as well as infection control in dialysis units.
Target audience
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 1.5
Oy VAD: Heart Failure and Kidney Disease 2017
The purpose of this activity is to familiarize the kidney community with advanced heart failure therapies, specifically ventricular assist devices, the associations of heart failure and VADs with kidney failure, and the management of patients with concurrent kidney disease and ventricular assist
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
  • Physician
Content area(s)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dialysis
Credits** 1.5
Substance Abuse: A 2017 Primer
The purpose of this activity is to enable participants to develop knowledge about substance abuse disorders in the dialysis population.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 1.5
Importance of Medication Compliance
This session aims to improve participants understanding cause and effect of medication compliance. Learners will become familiar with factors that cause compliancy, and ways to improve compliancy for patients on dialysis.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Paired Kidney Exchange
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to understand the benefits of paired kidney exchange, approaches to matching and allocation in paired kidney exchanges and how paired kidney donation and desensitization can be used to increase kidney transplant rates for HLA-incompatible indi
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Transplant Coordinator
Content area(s)
  • Transplantation
Credits** 1.5
Food First: Treating CKD with Diet
Dietary interventions have been shown to benefit several CKD complications and unfortunately are underused.  We argue that diet should be the first CKD interventions with pharmacotherapy being adjunctive.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5

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