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Navigating to Calmer Seas: AKI from Hospital to Outpatient Setting
This session will address the increased risks of AKI in older adults and the affect this has on morbidity. Expert faculty will address the complex needs of this population to avoid re-hospitalization and improve patient outcomes once they are discharged.
Target audience
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Acute Kidney Injury
Credits** 1.5
MACRA-economics: Nephrology in the New Health System
The purpose of this activity is to provide an overview of major initiatives and policies that impact day-to-day provision of patient care and patient care operations.
Target audience
  • Physician
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Professional Development
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
Controversies in Renal Replacement Therapy for Acute Kidney Injury
Participants will learn about the most current evidence around the prescription of renal replacement therapy for patients with acute kidney injury.
Target audience
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
Content area(s)
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Data, Discussions, Decisions, Dying: Strategies for Supporting Dialysis Patients at End of Life
This activity will enhance the dialysis social worker’s abilities to work with the CKD patient and their families discussing the all too important topic of End-of-Life (EoL) care.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5
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
What’s New in Diabetic Kidney Disease
The purpose of this activity is to discuss the pathophysiology and natural history of diabetic kidney disease, the novel drugs used to treat hyperkalemia and evaluate their appropriate use, and the mechanism of action of novel drugs under study for treating diabetic kidney disease.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
Content area(s)
  • Diabetes
Credits** 1.5
Potassium from Baths to Binders: How Does This Change Our Practice?
This activity will break down potassium for its learners. It will start how the body regulates potassium in a healthy person vs in the dialysis patient.  Hyperkalemia and why it is a major issue will be explained, as well as dietary recommendations and restrictions.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Ready…Set…Wait…: The Time between Listing and Transplant
It took your patient a long, long time to get to this point, where they’re getting that longed-awaited kidney transplant.  They went through many different tests and procedures, meetings and interviews with innumerable transplant professionals, more tests and procedures – all in a process that se
Target audience
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Psychosocial
  • Transplantation
Credits** 1.5
When Disaster Strikes
This activity will encourage healthcare professionals to prepare for both personal and patient safety during emergency situations as well as explain what their role is during various types of emergencies.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
  • Professional Development
Credits** 1.5

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