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Dialysis Chemistries
This activity will define various terminology necessary to understanding one of the key functions performed by dialysis: the regulation of the patient's body chemistry.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 1.5
Is This Really the Last Dialysis Access Option? How to Plan, How to Manage
This activity will provide an overview of conventional vascular access sites. The speaker will briefly discuss pathophysiology and challenges encountered with AVF maturation.  In the second half of this activity data will be presented on last access options: perception vs reality.  
Target audience
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
What’s New in Diabetes Management?
There has been a recent explosion of new diabetes medications on the market. How do these fit into the “old” scheme of diabetes management in the presence of underlying kidney disease?
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Diabetes
  • Pharmacology
Credits** 1.5
Motivational Interviewing in Dialysis Adherence Study
Motivational interviewing (MI) has been consistently demonstrated to be associated with positive outcomes in a variety of health domains and with a wide array of patient populations.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5
Pediatric Quality Assessments and Process Improvement: QAPI from Soup-to-Nuts
This educational activity explores the importance of social work involvement in Quality Assessment and Process Improvement (QAPI) specific to the pediatric setting.
Target audience
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5
Transition of Care in ESRD: Teens to Adults
Transition to adult care is a challenge for the entire healthcare team and for many different reasons. It requires time, patience, attention to detail, sensitivity to fears, and a focus on positive outcomes.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
  • Psychosocial
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

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