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Infection Control – How to Help with Staff Adherence
This activity aims to increase knowledge, and adherence of infection control practices in a hemodialysis setting. Participants will learn to improve practices through team/patient support and tracking improved patient outcomes while decreasing or eliminating patient related infections.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Hemodynamic: What Happens When Fluid Shifts from Treatment to Treatment?
This activity will review the role of both the dialysis and the patient in the causation of fluid shift. Participants will have an increased understanding what happens to the body between dialysis treatments and ways to reduce fluid shifts between treatments.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
Credits** 1
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.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
Content area(s)
  • 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
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
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
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
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
Adventures in Vascular Access: Part 1
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to understand the process that occurs between nephrology and surgical providers in the choice, construction, maintenance and support of permanent vascular access for the CKD/ESRD patient population.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Kidney and Cardiovascular Connections: Cardiorenal Syndrome and Albuminuria
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to understand the interplay between the kidney and the cardiovascular system in two disease states: heart failure and proteinuria.  Learning Objectives: After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to:
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Other topic
  • Pharmacology
Credits** 1.5

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