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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: 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.

Monday

There are specific criteria and challenges for patients who need a combined organ transplant. This session reviews the patient criteria for liver-kidney, kidney-pancreas, and heart-kidney transplants, considerations for the timing of the dual surgeries (simultaneous vs. sequential), and postoperative issues.

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:

Nurses caring for patients having multiple organ transplants will describe an effective plan of care and the assessments for these patients.

Monday

This session provides a historical perspective of ESRD Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs). The APRN’s role in this partnership, including the financial and quality rewards, as well as the impact of ESCOs on RN practice in the outpatient setting are 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 describe the functions of ESRD Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) and the impact on nursing practice when working in an ESCO.

Monday

What is clinical inertia? This session begins by defining clinical inertia and continues with a discussion of the concepts of clinical inertia, causes, and current research on the topic.

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 describe clinical inertia, its symptoms, and how to protect patients from harm because of clinical inertia.

Monday

The treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) in the outpatient setting has been a reality for about 9 months. This session reviews current practice models for managing AKI in this setting. Discussion includes an evaluation of progress, including what’s working, what’s not, and outstanding issues.

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 describe the needs of caring for acute kidney injury in the outpatient setting and how practice modules can be utilized.