Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Innovations in Dialysis

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Innovations in Dialysis

Identification: nnj_ma_19A3
Issue: March-April 2019
Volume: Vol. 46, No. 2
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 04/30/2021
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Contact hours available until 4/30/2021.

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.

Accreditation Statement:
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 Outcome:

After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to describe early innovations in hemodialysis and current innovation efforts to improve the outcomes and quality of life for individuals requiring renal replacement therapy.

Learner Engagement Activity:

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Mary Mueller
5/14/19 3:40 pm

This article has motivated me to stay current on new technology and renal advancements. Reading about NEAT, the WAK and the AWAK was fascinating.