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Kopple Award Presentation: Patient-Centered Approaches in Renal Nutrition: Challenges and Opportunities
This activity aims to improve the learner’s ability to identify patient needs and develop programs to best serve the patient population. Participants will review cultural awareness, practices to improve patient education, health literacy, and partnership building practices.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
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
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
Strategies for Managing Persons with Dementia during Treatment
With the aging of our general population and patients living longer, dementia among some CKD patients is inevitable.
Target audience
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5
How I Teach My Patients about Depression
The prevalence of major depressive disorder in individuals with kidney disease, specifically those on dialysis is significantly higher than the general population.
Target audience
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
  • Psychosocial
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
Understanding An Ounce of Prevention: Vaccination Management
Vaccination schedules and hepatitis serologies can be challenging to interpret. This activity will improve the learners understanding of recommended immunizations, and viral hepatitis screening tests for hemodialysis patients.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
  • Pharmacology
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
Bugs and Drugs: Prevention of Blood Stream Infections in Hemodialysis
Many bloodstream infections in hemodialysis patients are preventable. In this activity blood stream infections (BSI) will be discussed. Recommended practices to identify the risk factors and how to prevent them in the dialysis patient population will be examined.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 1.5
HCV and CKD: Risks and Complications
This is the first of a three-part online video series on the topic of improving outcomes in hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the setting of chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Target audience
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 0.5

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