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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
Wearable Artificial Kidney and Other New Treatment Options
This activity will include a unique insight from one of two research sites for testing the new Wearable Artificial Kidney technology. Participants will learn an overview of the technology, how the trials have gone and other future treatment research being done at the site.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
A Whole New World for Nephrology Social Work
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to expand their practice beyond micro clinical services to higher objectives of macro development to forward their personal goals and those of their profession.  Social workers will learn to utilize existing resources and skills to advocate fo
Target audience
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Professional Development
  • Psychosocial
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
Obesity: Diet, Bariatric, Exercise, Medications, and Behavior
This activity will increase knowledge base of treatment methods for obesity in CKD patients and increase familiarity with how to address appropriate treatment strategies with patient and obtain desired outcomes.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
  • Pharmacology
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
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

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