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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
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
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
Supporting the 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
Understanding Advantages of Home Therapies
Do you know about all SEVEN ways to perform dialysis and how each one may affect your patients’ day-to-day lives?  In this interactive activity, you will learn how home dialysis options (PD and HD) differ from standard in-center HD and how to help your patients make a treatment choice that best f
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 1.5
Connected Health in Home Dialysis
Expand your knowledge of different types of connected health now available for home dialysis therapy from a nephrologist, nurse and home dialysis patient.  Learn of potential advantages and disadvantages of the use of connected health for home therapy management in your practice.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 1.5
Exploring No Dialysis: A Valid Choice
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to appreciate/consider the importance of providing patients with risks and benefits of renal replacement therapy, as well as conservative medical management as a treatment option.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 1.5
Please Pass the Salt – A Two Part Series
This series will include an activity on how best to quantify the amount of sodium eaten in a day, followed by a second activity that includes an exciting debate between two experts in the field of hypertension.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Physician
Content area(s)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
  • Transplantation
Credits** See program for all credit information

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