Exercise Benefits and Barriers: The Perceptions of People Receiving Hemodialysis

Exercise Benefits and Barriers: The Perceptions of People Receiving Hemodialysis

Identification: nnj_ma_18A4
Issue: March-April 2018
Volume: Vol. 45, No. 2
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 04/30/2020
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Contact hours available until 4/30/2020.

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.

Dr. Paul N. Bennett disclosed that he is a salaried employee of Satellite Healthcare, Inc., San Jose, CA.

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.

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This CNE article meets the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission’s (NNCC’s) continuing nursing education requirements for certification and recertification.

Learning Engagement Activity:
For more information on this topic, view the session “Exercise and Dialysis: What Can Busy Nephrology Nurses Do?” presented by Paul N. Bennett in the ANNA Online Library - Click Here! (Additional costs may be associated)

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to discuss positive effects of exercise in patients receiving hemodialysis.


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Expired On: Apr 30, 2020

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Heideline Lim
4/2/19 11:14 am

not relevant to practice. Comments given in the CE evaluation.

Camille Tate
4/6/19 11:28 am

Was very interesting. At this time I work in the acute setting, but maybe when go back to chronic can incorporate into my practice. Thank you for your article.

Lucy Cooper
4/6/19 1:55 pm

I'm happy to see more research in the benefits and also the potential barriers our dialysis patients face with exercise. We all have realized that exercise programs benefit all. It'll be nice to see research for exercise awareness to include safety for this population. Did I mention that research articles are my favorite way to learn? Thank you

Hyunsook Seo
4/6/19 11:59 pm


Manresa Mascardo Smith
4/8/19 9:00 am

Very informative!

Tatiana Plekhanova
4/8/19 3:43 pm

Very important information. Thank you.

Tiesha Ward
4/23/19 12:06 am

I work in the acute dialysis setting and this in not relevant to my practice but is very informative.

Donna Abline
4/25/19 3:38 pm

I am aware of how vital exercise is for our patients. In our dialysis waiting room, we had a Zumba instructor come to our clinic to demonstrate exercise our patients can perform while waiting for their treatment time. It was awesome! Patients in wheelchairs, who used walkers and ambulatory patients all were able to participate.

Sheila Guldner
4/28/19 8:19 am

Benefits and barriers are similar to the general population. Our patients have the additional barrier of not having the energy and complex comorbidities. Would like to see exercise as part of routine staff and patient education and actually implemented during treatments.

Marlina Roberson
4/29/19 12:02 pm

While I feel exercise is very important to our patients, intradialytic exercise poses many problems not to mention increased BP and HR while on treatment as well as potential needle dislodgement etc,... In my opinion, exercise should be on non dialysis days at home. It is certainly beneficial yet I realize there are many barriers at home for supporting a program. Nurses at the dialysis center are busy dialyzing patients and starting an exercise program during that time would require more staff which is mostly not in the budget.