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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
Kidney and Cardiovascular Connections: Cardiorenal Syndrome and Albuminuria
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to understand the interplay between the kidney and the cardiovascular system in two disease states: heart failure and proteinuria.  Learning Objectives: After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to:
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Other topic
  • Pharmacology
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
Supporting Conservative Care in Hemodialysis Population
This activity will review principles of conservative management for chronic kidney disease, including elements of advance care planning, and how to apply these to representative cases of these individuals.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Supporting the Importance of Medication Compliance
This session aims to improve participants understanding cause and effect of medication compliance. Learners will become familiar with factors that cause compliancy, and ways to improve compliancy for patients on dialysis.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Understanding Paired Kidney Exchange
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to understand the benefits of paired kidney exchange, approaches to matching and allocation in paired kidney exchanges and how paired kidney donation and desensitization can be used to increase kidney transplant rates for HLA-incompatible indi
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Transplant Coordinator
Content area(s)
  • Transplantation
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
Understanding Ethical Conundrums in Transplantation
The goal of this activity is to clarify the transplant process, and how it is supposed to work equally for all individuals listed for kidney transplant.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Social Worker
  • Transplant Coordinator
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Professional Development
  • Transplantation
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

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