How to Protect Your Patients from Hemodialysis Technological Harm

This activity will provide the attendees with the rationale to support equipment related instructions, policies, and procedures and discuss consequences of using shortcuts with equipment alarms and general operation. This understanding will provide professionals with the confidence to troubleshoot equipment related issues, while providing a safe patient care environment.

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Dialysis Technicians  
Method of Participation:

Learners will review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information; complete the pre-test; review the video content; complete the post-test (minimum score of 70% required; learners will only have 3 attempts to pass the post-test) and evaluation to successfully earn credit.

If you participated in the live symposium How to Protect Your Patients from Hemodialysis Technological Harm on April 11, 2018 and claimed credit, you should not claim credit for this endured activity.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify two safety measures that protect HD patients from technological harm
  • Understand the risks of an improperly prepared HD machine
  • Name two complications that can occur due to equipment/human error during hemodialysis
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/28/2019
Course expires: 
01/28/2021
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Danilo Concepcion, CBNT, CCHT-A, FNKF
Operations Manager, Renal Services
St. Joseph Hospital
Orange, CA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Melinda Martin-Lester, RN, BA, CNN, CHC
President
Nephrology Management Group
Phoenix, AZ
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Carolyn Atkins, BS, RN, CCTC, FNKF
Nephrology Consultant
Dallas, TX
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Marianne Neumann, RN, CNN
Clinical Manager
Albany Regional Kidney Center
Rensselaer, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

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

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

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.

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

 

Nurse and Dialysis Technician  

Awarded 1.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

 

 


 

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/28/2019
Course expires: 
01/28/2021

Price

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

Required Hardware/software

For hardware/software and internet connectivity requirements for participation in this CME/CE 
activity, visit kidney.org/cme and click on System Requirements for Participation.

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