Adventures in Vascular Access: Part 2 Infection, Fatal Vascular Access Hemorrhage, Access Assessment, Cannulation Pearls

Access infections are a leading cause of hospitalization for the ESRD population. This activity will describe the major causes, discuss preventative methods to reduce the onset of infection, and review the techniques to maintain vascular access use to improve patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives: 

After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to:

  • Outline the major causes and prevention of vascular access infection in the ESRD patient
  • Discuss the prevalence and prevention of fatal vascular access hemorrhage in the ESRD patient population
  • Review assessment and cannulation techniques to maintain vascular access patency and prolonged use

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Dialysis Technicians
Accreditation/Designation of Credit Statements:

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurse and Dialysis Technician

Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Method of Participation:

Learners will review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information; participate in the entire self-study consisting of slides and audio; complete the pre-test; complete the post-test (minimum score of 70% required) and evaluation to successfully earn credit.  The estimated time for completion is 1.5 hours. 

If you participated in the live symposium Adventures in Vascular Access: Part 2 Infection, Fatal Vascular Access Hemorrhage, Access Assessment, Cannulation Pearls on Thursday, April 20, 2017 and claimed credit, you should not claim credit for this endured activity.

Declaration of Disclosure:

It is the policy of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. Any individual who has control over CME/CE content is required to disclose to learners prior to the activity any relevant financial relationship(s) they may have with commercial interests supporting this activity or whose products or devices are discussed in this activity.  

If, on the basis of information disclosed, a perceived conflict exists, resolution will be achieved based on NKF's Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Unlabeled/Investigational Use:

During their presentations, faculty may discuss an unlabeled use or an investigational use not approved for a commercial product. Each faculty member is required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.

Disclaimer:

The faculty and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) do not recommend the use of any pharmaceutical, diagnostic test, or device outside of the labeled indications as approved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Information contained in this NKF educational resource is based upon current data available at the time of publication. Information is intended to help clinicians become aware of new scientific findings and developments.  This NKF educational resource is not intended to set out a preferred standard of care and should not be construed as one. Neither should the information be interpreted as prescribing an exclusive course of management.

Variations in practice will inevitably and appropriately occur when clinicians take into account the needs of individual patients, available resources, and limitations unique to an institution or type of practice. Every healthcare professional making use of information in this NKF educational resource is responsible for interpreting the data as it pertains to clinical decision making in each individual patient.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/18/2017
Course expires: 
10/18/2019
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Marianne Neumann, RN, CNN
Clinical Manager                         
Fresenius Medical Care   
Albany, NY                 
Disclosure:
Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Katherine Houle, APRN FNP-BC, CNN-NP
Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
Marquette General/Duke Lifepoint Hospital
Marquette, MI
Disclosure: Speakers' Bureau: Keryx

Marianne Neumann, RN, CNN
Clinical Manager                         
Fresenius Medical Care   
Albany, NY                 
Disclosure:
Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Danielle Nathan, MA
Professional Education Director
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Kathryn Troy, MPH
Professional Education Coordinator
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Nathalie Harden
Director, CME
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/18/2017
Course expires: 
10/18/2019

Price

Cost:
$35.00
Please login or register for a PERC account to take this course.

Required Hardware/software

System requirements can be found here.

Contact Information:

For any questions concerning this activity, please send an email to CMEinfo@kidney.org or call NKF at 1-800-622-9010.

To view NKF privacy and confidentiality policy as it relates to CME/CE activity, please visit http://www.kidney.org/

For additional professional education resources, contact NKF at 1-800-622-9010 or visit https://www.kidney.org/professionals