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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
Depression Screening Tools: Policy and Nephrology Social Work Interventions
This activity will provide required education to clinicians about how to implement depression screening tools and policies in the dialysis clinics. 
Target audience
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Professional Development
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5
Protein Nitrogen Balance and Adequacy
This activity will cover a wide array of issues regarding protein nitrogen balance and adequacy. The relationship between protein intake and urea nitrogen appearance will be discussed, as well as the clinical and nutritional implications of urea kinetics and dialysis adequacy.  
Target audience
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Support of Renal Patients and Families Facing End-of-Life Care Decisions: A Nephrology Social Worker’s Reflection
This activity will define advance care planning and its components related to the care of patient undergoing dialysis. Patient care situations and apply ethical principles and shared decision making guidelines to proposed alternative care will be discussed.
Target audience
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Psychosocial
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

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