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Friday

This clinical workshop focuses on heart failure in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), including clinical manifestations, treatment options such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and left ventricular assist device (LVAD), and potential complications. Heart/kidney transplantation, including criteria, postoperative care, and possible outcomes, are also addressed.

Contact hours available until 9/25/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conferences Committee Disclosures:
- Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care
- Marijo Johnson - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Patricia McCarley – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

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.

Learning Outcome:
Nephrology nurses will state an increased comfort level in caring for patients on CRRT or hemodialysis as well as ECMO or LVADs, for instance, as treatment for heart failure.

Friday

This clinical workshop focuses on heart failure in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), including clinical manifestations, treatment options such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and left ventricular assist device (LVAD), and potential complications. Heart/kidney transplantation, including criteria, postoperative care, and possible outcomes, are also addressed.

Contact hours available until 9/25/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conferences Committee Disclosures:

- Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

- Marijo Johnson - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased comfort level in caring for patients on CRRT or hemodialysis as well as ECMO or LVADs, for instance, as treatment for heart failure.

Friday

This clinical workshop focuses on heart failure in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), including clinical manifestations, treatment options such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and left ventricular assist device (LVAD), and potential complications. Heart/kidney transplantation, including criteria, postoperative care, and possible outcomes, are also addressed.

Contact hours available until 9/25/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conferences Committee Disclosures:

- Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

- Marijo Johnson - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased comfort level in caring for patients on CRRT or hemodialysis as well as ECMO or LVADs, for instance, as treatment for heart failure.

Friday

This clinical workshop focuses on heart failure in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), including clinical manifestations, treatment options such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and left ventricular assist device (LVAD), and potential complications. Heart/kidney transplantation, including criteria, postoperative care, and possible outcomes, are also addressed.

Contact hours available until 9/25/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conferences Committee Disclosures:

- Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

- Marijo Johnson - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased comfort level in caring for patients on CRRT or hemodialysis as well as ECMO or LVADs, for instance, as treatment for heart failure.

Sunday

New evidence about the pathophysiology of heart failure takes into consideration preserved ventricular heart failure. This session focuses on the levels of symptom severity, classification of heart failure, as well as treatment goals.

Contact hours available until 9/25/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conferences Committee Disclosures:

- Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

- Marijo Johnson - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Tamara Kear – Board of Directors, American Nephrology Nurses Association

There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will describe the new evidence related to pathophysiology of heart failure, compare the definitions of heart failure, and state an increased confidence in their ability to care for heart failure in patients.

Sunday

This session examines partnerships to manage CKD, including the differences between partnerships and referrals, the best setting for care, and the desired outcomes. The characteristics of effective CKD partnerships, such as communication, integrated health care information, evaluation, and quality improvement, are also addressed.

Contact hours available until 9/25/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conferences Committee Disclosures:

- Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

- Marijo Johnson - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an understanding of the use of partnerships in the care of CKD patients, what they entail, and the differences from other practices.

Sunday

Pharmacology expert Dr. St. Peter discusses the medications commonly used in the care of CKD patients, including the evidence for their use. Emphasis is placed on how the medications work and choosing the best medication depending on the clinical scenario.

Contact hours available until 9/25/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conferences Committee Disclosures:

- Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

- Marijo Johnson - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will be well versed in the pharmaceutical agents used for patients with CKD as well as the assessments necessary when using those agents.

Sunday

Every hemodialysis patient has one or more vascular accesses. The patient and the dialysis care team have key roles and responsibilities to promote safety and preserve existing arteriovenous fistulas and arteriovenous grafts. Vascular access anatomy and critical thinking skills necessary to troubleshoot vascular access issues are reviewed.

Contact hours available until 10/1/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conferences Committee Disclosures:

- Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

- Marijo Johnson - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will gain knowledge to use critical thinking skills to effectively troubleshoot and address vascular access issues and challenges.

Sunday

This session reviews the parameters of physical assessment for patients with heart failure, including vital signs, volume status, and fatigue. Diagnostic tools, ongoing patient assessment, and home visit assessments are also highlighted.

Contact hours available until 9/25/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conferences Committee Disclosures:

- Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

- Marijo Johnson - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will utilize additional assessment parameters when assessing patients with heart failure, including volume status and fatigue along with traditional parameters.

Sunday

Cancer is a possible complication in individuals who receive a transplant and may be related to immunosuppression. The known risks for immunosuppressed patients are covered through examples and case studies. Recommended intervals of cancer screening for the general population compared to transplant candidates/recipients are also reviewed.

Contact hours available until 9/25/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conferences Committee Disclosures:

- Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

- Marijo Johnson - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will discuss the changing thoughts about cancer screening of organ donors and recipients and the implications of these discussions about who may be considered eligible.

Sunday

Although often used in business settings, project management has not been as frequently noted in the health care arena. This session examines the pros of using project management in building a path to get where we want to go and providing a measure of when we have arrived. Tips to initiate the project management process, maintain momentum, and manage the bumps along the road are provided.

Contact hours available until 9/25/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conferences Committee Disclosures:

- Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

- Marijo Johnson - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will discuss the use of project management – what it is, how it is used, and how it can be useful in the nursing setting.

Sunday

This session explores opportunities to engage staff in effective patient education. The gaps in patient education related to CKD and renal replacement therapies as well as the importance of recognizing when education is appropriate are reviewed.

Contact hours available until 9/25/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conferences Committee Disclosures:

- Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

- Marijo Johnson - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will discuss the need to be personally involved in education about CKD and renal replacement therapies with patients when it is appropriate and meaningful.