Contact hours available until 2/29/2020.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board Statements of Disclosure:
In accordance with ANCC governing rules Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board statements of disclosure are published with each CNE offering. The statements of disclosure for this offering are published below.
Paula Dutka, MSN, RN, CNN, disclosed that she is a coordinator of Clinical Trials for the following sponsors: Amgen, Rockwell Medical, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Akebia Therapeutics, and Dynavax Technologies.
Norma J. Gomez, MBA, MSN, CNNe, disclosed that she is a member of the ZS Pharma Advisory Council.
Tamara M. Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN, disclosed that she is a member of the ANNA Board of Directors, serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for Kibow Biotech, Inc., and is employed by Fresenius Kidney Care as an acute hemodialysis RN.
All other members of the Editorial Board had no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.
This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor, and Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CPP, ANNA Education Director.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
American Nephrology Nurses Association – Provider is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.
This CNE article meets the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission’s (NNCC’s) continuing nursing education requirements for certification and recertification.
Learning Engagement Activity:
For additional information, read the following Nephrology Nursing Journal article: Aji, L., & Beck, D. (2017). Effect of fluid status on access blood flow measurements as observed in a hospital-based hemodialysis unit servicing inpatients and outpatients. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 44(5), 462-464.
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to discuss awareness of comfort as a consideration for patients on hemodialysis to help improve treatment adherence.
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Allow time to dicuss what comfort and fluid retention means to my patients Being less judgemental and begin to be better accepting that each patient has individual differences regarding idwg and their personal lifestyle
Working in dialysis over 15 years what was read and discussed is accurate . Fluid restrictions is one of the biggest obstacles that many of the patients at my clinic deal with