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010a - Pharmacology Update for Advanced Practitioners: Pharmacology for Infections
08:30am - 10:00am Central - September 21, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom II-III
Credits Available: 1.50 CH  |  1.50 Rx

This workshop provides an overview of considerations for practitioners when prescribing medications for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Infection treatment agents, pain relievers, biologic mediators, and anticoagulants and the potential effects on kidney function in CKD patients are addressed.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

APNs will state an increased confidence in prescribing and assessing effectiveness of pharmaceutical agents utilized by their patients.


Friday

This workshop provides valuable information and resources for nurse managers. Topics include how to assess leadership skills and establish goals to evaluate accomplishments; methods to manage stress and avoid burnout; how to create a plan for achieving work-life balance while being an effective leader; and the importance of emotional intelligence and transformational leadership in the managerial role.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nurse managers will have an increased ability to describe structures that will increase the ability to promote nurses to management positions while providing the support, education, and mentoring that may increase the ability to retain those new managers.


Friday
030a - Clinical Focus: Assessing and Managing Challenging Issues: Anxiety and Depression
08:30am - 10:00am Central - September 21, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom I
Credits Available: 1.50 CH  |  1.50 Rx

This workshop provides clinicians tools to effectively assess and manage concomitant conditions in patients with chronic kidney disease. Anxiety and depression, blood stream infections, chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes are addressed.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Clinical nurses will state an increased confidence in performing assessments for anxiety and depression and planning care for those patients.


Friday
010b - Pharmacology Update for Advanced Practitioners: Pain Relief
10:15am - 11:45am Central - September 21, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom II-III
Credits Available: 1.50 CH  |  1.50 Rx

This workshop provides an overview of considerations for practitioners when prescribing medications for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Infection treatment agents, pain relievers, biologic mediators, and anticoagulants and the potential effects on kidney function in CKD patients are addressed.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses state an increased confidence in assessing and managing pain in CKD patients.


Friday

This workshop provides valuable information and resources for nurse managers. Topics include how to assess leadership skills and establish goals to evaluate accomplishments; methods to manage stress and avoid burnout; how to create a plan for achieving work-life balance while being an effective leader; and the importance of emotional intelligence and transformational leadership in the managerial role.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:
Nurse managers will state the ability to propose practices and support that will enhance nurse managers rather than losing them to burnout.


Friday
030b - Clinical Focus: Assessing and Managing Challenging Issues: Blood Stream Infections
10:15am - 11:45am Central - September 21, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom I
Credits Available: 1.50 CH  |  1.50 Rx

This workshop provides clinicians tools to effectively assess and manage concomitant conditions in patients with chronic kidney disease. Anxiety and depression, blood stream infections, chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes are addressed.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will describe the risk factors, assessment findings, and medical/nursing interventions that will be utilized in caring for patients with CKD.


Friday
010c - Pharmacology Update for Advanced Practitioners: Biologic Mediators
01:15pm - 02:45pm Central - September 21, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom II-III
Credits Available: 1.50 CH  |  1.50 Rx

This workshop provides an overview of considerations for practitioners when prescribing medications for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Infection treatment agents, pain relievers, biologic mediators, and anticoagulants and the potential effects on kidney function in CKD patients are addressed.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

APNs will state an increased ability to utilize biologic mediators when prescribing and utilizing biologic mediators.


Friday

This workshop provides valuable information and resources for nurse managers. Topics include how to assess leadership skills and establish goals to evaluate accomplishments; methods to manage stress and avoid burnout; how to create a plan for achieving work-life balance while being an effective leader; and the importance of emotional intelligence and transformational leadership in the managerial role.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nurse managers will state an increased ability to negotiate with workplace administration on structures and practices to assist in decreasing nurse manager fatigue and concern about the impact on quality and safety.


Friday
030c - Clinical Focus: Assessing and Managing Challenging Issues: Chronic Pain (Cramps)
01:15pm - 02:45pm Central - September 21, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom I
Credits Available: 1.50 CH  |  1.50 Rx

This workshop provides clinicians tools to effectively assess and manage concomitant conditions in patients with chronic kidney disease. Anxiety and depression, blood stream infections, chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes are addressed.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Clinical nurses will state an increased ability to assess and manage chronic pain in their patients.


Friday
010d - Pharmacology Update for Advanced Practitioners: Anticoagulants
03:00pm - 04:30pm Central - September 21, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom II-III
Credits Available: 1.50 CH  |  1.50 Rx

This workshop provides an overview of considerations for practitioners when prescribing medications for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Infection treatment agents, pain relievers, biologic mediators, and anticoagulants and the potential effects on kidney function in CKD patients are addressed.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information

Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased comfort level in caring for patients on being managed with anticoagulants.


Friday

This workshop provides valuable information and resources for nurse managers. Topics include how to assess leadership skills and establish goals to evaluate accomplishments; methods to manage stress and avoid burnout; how to create a plan for achieving work-life balance while being an effective leader; and the importance of emotional intelligence and transformational leadership in the managerial role.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nurse managers will state an increased ability to negotiate with workplace administration on structures and practices to assist in decreasing nurse manager fatigue and concern about the impact on quality and safety by the ability to recognize how emotional intelligence is important in the workplace.


Friday
030d - Clinical Focus: Assessing and Managing Challenging Issues: Cardiovascular and Diabetes to Renal Disease Dynamic Duo
03:00pm - 04:30pm Central - September 21, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom I
Credits Available: 1.50 CH  |  1.50 Rx

This workshop provides clinicians tools to effectively assess and manage concomitant conditions in patients with chronic kidney disease. Anxiety and depression, blood stream infections, chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes are addressed.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.

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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased confidence in caring for patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and renal disease with evidence-based care.


Saturday
040 - New and Resurging Drugs in Chronic Kidney Disease
08:00am - 09:30am Central - September 22, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom II-III
Credits Available: 1.50 CH  |  1.50 Rx

Advanced practice nurses must prescribe and, along with all other nephrology nurses, must know how to assess and evaluate the pharmaceutical agents used by patients with kidney disease. This session focuses on new medications as well as older drugs that are making a resurgence, with the goal of educating clinicians to safely care for patients using these agents.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information

Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased confidence in ordering and administering pharmaceutical agents.


Saturday
050 - Staff Onboarding and Retention
08:00am - 09:30am Central - September 22, 2018 | Room: Waterbury Ballroom
Credits Available: 1.50 CH

First impressions count! This workshop focuses on ways to welcome new employees to your facility (so they want to stay) and how to retain current staff. Learn more about buddy programs, management check-in points, legacy maps, and stay interviews.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information

Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will describe effective methods to onboard staff and describe how onboarding methods affect future staff retention.


Saturday
060 - Applying Palliative Care Skills to Nephrology Patients
08:00am - 09:30am Central - September 22, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom I
Credits Available: 1.50 CH

The use of palliative care skills to evaluate and treat physical and psychological symptoms in patients with chronic kidney disease are the focus of this workshop. Tips for incorporating patient-centered goals into the treatment plan and identifying opportunities for quality end-of-life discussion and care are provided.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will describe a plan of care for patients with CKD utilizing palliative care measures when appropriate.


Saturday
101 - Stepping into Leadership: Every Nurse is a Leader
10:00am - 11:45am Central - September 22, 2018 | Room: Napoleon Ballroom A1-B3
Credits Available: 1.50 CH

All nurses are leaders. Get inspired about your own leadership skills and opportunities! Learn how to recognize your strengths, chart a path for growth, and identify competencies to successfully assume a formal leadership role.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased recognition of their role as leaders.


Concurrent Sessions - Select One
01:45pm - 03:00pm Central - September 22, 2018

Saturday
111 - Dialysis and the Older Adult
01:45pm - 03:00pm Central - September 22, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom II-III
Credits Available: 1.25 CH

There are factors to consider when caring for an older patient receiving dialysis. Topics include assessment of cognitive function, safety concerns such as falls, access options and challenges, and care planning.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased confidence in caring for older adults receiving dialysis.


Saturday
112 - Next Steps in Leadership: Career Coaching
01:45pm - 03:00pm Central - September 22, 2018 | Room: Waterbury Ballroom
Credits Available: 1.25 CH

What is career coaching? Learn more about the benefits of coaching and career pathways when moving toward leadership roles.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased ability to utilize career coaching in their professional career trajectory.


Saturday
113 - Transplanting Hepatitis C Positive Kidneys into Hepatitis C Negative Patients
01:45pm - 03:00pm Central - September 22, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom I
Credits Available: 1.25 CH  |  1.25 Rx

This session addresses considerations for transplanting a hepatitis C positive kidney into an uninfected recipient. Treatment options for hepatitis C and potential patient outcomes are the focus.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.

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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased confidence in caring for hepatitis C negative individuals who receive a hepatitis C positive liver transplant.


Saturday
114 - Everything New: Diabetes 2018 and Beyond
01:45pm - 03:00pm Central - September 22, 2018 | Room: Borgne
Credits Available: 1.25 CH  |  1.25 Rx

What’s new in diabetes management? This session will review current and anticipated guidelines for planning care for patients with diabetes.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.

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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

Speaker Disclosure: Betsy Dokken – Employee, Tandem Diabetes 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased ability to utilize new guidelines in planning care for patients with diabetes.


Concurrent Sessions - Select One
03:15pm - 04:30pm Central - September 22, 2018

Saturday
121 - Acute Kidney Injury on Top of Chronic Kidney Disease
03:15pm - 04:30pm Central - September 22, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom II-III
Credits Available: 1.25 CH  |  0.50 Rx

Learn how to recognize acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with chronic kidney disease. Diagnostic criteria, risk factors, management, and prevention strategies are discussed.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:
Nephrology nurses who care for patients with CKD will enumerate the assessments that indicate acute kidney injury development and the interventions required for these patients.


Saturday
122 - Mentoring: How to Be One, How to Get One
03:15pm - 04:30pm Central - September 22, 2018 | Room: Waterbury Ballroom
Credits Available: 1.25 CH

This session provides an overview of mentoring behaviors and skills. Learn how to foster a mentoring relationship from the perspectives of the mentor and mentee.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information

Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will admit the need to identify mentors as they progress in their career and be willing to be a mentor to others.


Saturday
123 - Analyzing Results of a Kidney Disease Work-up
03:15pm - 04:30pm Central - September 22, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom I
Credits Available: 1.25 CH

This session helps clinicians analyze the results of a kidney disease workup, including kidney markers, electrolytes, anemia, bone mineral density, urine analysis and microscopy, and kidney ultrasound and biopsy.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased ability to analyze results from a kidney disease workup.


Saturday
124 - Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney
03:15pm - 04:30pm Central - September 22, 2018 | Room: Borgne
Credits Available: 1.25 CH

This session provides an overview of congenital anomalies of the kidney, including etiology, diagnoses, treatments, and outcomes.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will describe types, treatments, and outcomes of congenital anomalies of the kidney.


Sunday
201 - Management of Hyperkalemia in the CKD Patient
07:30am - 08:45am Central - September 23, 2018 | Room: Napoleon Ballroom A1-B3
Credits Available: 1.25 CH  |  1.25 Rx

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information

Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
Supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca

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.

Learning Outcomes:

Advanced practice nephrology nurses will describe an increased confidence in prescribing and evaluating the effectiveness of medications used for the treatment of hyperkalemia in their patients.

Nephrology nurses will relate the assessments of patients requiring pharmaceutical treatment for hyperkalemia to include the desired outcome, the potential side effects, and the education to be provided to patients.


Concurrent Sessions - Select One
10:00am - 11:30am Central - September 23, 2018

Sunday
211 - Ultrafiltration: The Good and the Bad
10:00am - 11:30am Central - September 23, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom II-III
Credits Available: 1.50 CH

What is ultrafiltration? What is the nurse’s role? What do nurses need to assess in patients? All these questions and more are addressed during this session.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information

Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses working in hemodialysis will determine ways to meet patient outcomes for fluid removal of less than or equal to 13 ml/kgm/hour, and will help patients reach their established dry weights without putting them at cardiovascular risk for organ stunning.


Sunday

This session provides an overview of home hemodialysis modalities, including treatment benefits, potential safety concerns, and considerations when receiving assistance from a care partner versus self-treatment.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased comfort with talking to patients about home hemodialysis and working with patients in their homes to increase treatment safety and efficacy.


Sunday
213 - Heart of the Matter: Cardiac/Kidney Connections
10:00am - 11:30am Central - September 23, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom I
Credits Available: 1.50 CH  |  1.50 Rx

This session assists clinicians in managing cardiac complications in patients with kidney disease. Heart failure, cardiorenal failure, secondary hypertension, and interpretation of echocardiograms are covered.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information

Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased ability to plan care for patients with cardiac and kidney disease.


Sunday

Learn more about available resources for patient education and how to select the appropriate education resource to meet the needs of each patient.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

Speaker Disclosure: Marijo Johnson (Session 214) – Employee, Fresenius Medical 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.

Learning Outcome:
Nephrology nurses will list educational resources useful when providing patient education on the unit.


Concurrent Sessions - Select One
02:45pm - 03:45pm Central - September 23, 2018

Sunday
231 - Preserving Kidney Function
02:45pm - 03:45pm Central - September 23, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom II-III
Credits Available: 1.00 CH

A goal for all patients – across the lifespan and across the disease continuum – is to preserve kidney function for as long as possible. Learn more about methods to achieve this goal.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:
Nephrology nurses will state nursing and medical interventions aimed at preserving a patient’s kidney function as long as possible.


Sunday
232 - Dealing with Your Own Emotions
02:45pm - 03:45pm Central - September 23, 2018 | Room: Waterbury Ballroom
Credits Available: 1.00 CH

Learn how to identify resources to help nurses effectively manage the emotional impact of patient care and methods to develop resiliency.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased ability to recognize and manage their own emotions.


Sunday
233 - Hospital U-Turns: Preventing Rehospitalizations
02:45pm - 03:45pm Central - September 23, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom I
Credits Available: 1.00 CH

This session focuses on strategies to prevent frequent rehospitalizations in patients with kidney disease. Transition care planning, medication reconciliation, care coordination, and the nurse’s role in daily assessments and post hospitalization are addressed.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:
Nephrology nurses will state a plan of education and interventions with a goal of decreasing hospital readmissions for patients with CKD to inpatient units.


Sunday

Develop strategies for managing a patient with a complicated access, including assessment, evaluation, and treatment options.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.

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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased ability to assess, evaluate, and use appropriate treatment strategies when caring for a patient with a complicated access.


Concurrent Sessions - Select One
04:00pm - 05:00pm Central - September 23, 2018

Sunday
241 - Peritoneal Dialysis: Assessment and Management for Increased Longevity
04:00pm - 05:00pm Central - September 23, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom II-III
Credits Available: 1.00 CH

This session focuses on assessing and managing the peritoneal dialysis patient across the lifespan and disease continuum. Special considerations for patients with diabetes, decreased residual renal function, and obesity as well as potential infectious and noninfectious complications are discussed.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

Speaker Disclosure: Rhonda Duggan – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care Renal Therapies Group; Speaker, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will outline the appropriate assessments and management of patients on peritoneal dialysis with a goal of preserving the peritoneal membrane as long as possible.


Sunday
242 - Reducing Staff Fatigue and Burnout
04:00pm - 05:00pm Central - September 23, 2018 | Room: Waterbury Ballroom
Credits Available: 1.00 CH

This session addresses work practices that contribute to staff fatigue and the impact of burnout on patient safety and quality of care. Strategies to reduce staff fatigue/burnout are also shared.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nurse managers will state an increased ability to address staff fatigue and burnout and implement techniques to manage these issues on the unit.


Sunday

Review the risk factors, clinical presentation, treatment options, and prognosis for children and adults with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state the assessment and management of post-transplant patients who develop recurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.


Sunday
244 - Why Do I Care What My Patient Thinks? The Impact of HCAHPS
04:00pm - 05:00pm Central - September 23, 2018 | Room: Borgne
Credits Available: 1.00 CH

Learn more about the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), how the instrument measures patient perceptions of care, and the implications for reimbursement of patient care.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.

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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:
Nephrology nurses will describe Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers (HCAHPS) measures, the impact on patient care, and ways to improve their own participation.


Concurrent Sessions - Select One
07:30am - 09:00am Central - September 24, 2018

Monday
311 - Proteinurea: From Diagnosis to Therapy
07:30am - 09:00am Central - September 24, 2018 | Room: Napoleon Ballroom A1-B3
Credits Available: 1.50 CH  |  0.50 Rx

This session outlines the etiology, pathology, and therapeutic approaches to managing proteinurea in pediatric and adult patients.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will describe the assessment for proteinuria, discuss differential diagnosis, and determine a plan of care.


Monday
312 - Get Debugged: Peritonitis Prevention, Education, and Treatment
07:30am - 09:00am Central - September 24, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom II-III
Credits Available: 1.50 CH  |  1.50 Rx

This session provides an overview of the organisms that commonly cause peritonitis as well as treatment options and patient education resources for pediatric and adult patients.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

Speaker Disclosure: Rhonda Duggan – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care Renal Therapies Group; Speaker, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will describe a plan of action to prevent, educate, and treat peritonitis.


Monday
313 - Drug Diversion and Impairment
07:30am - 09:00am Central - September 24, 2018 | Room: Waterbury Ballroom
Credits Available: 1.50 CH  |  1.50 Rx

What should you do if you suspect a colleague is impaired? This session provides tips for recognizing impairment and managing a staff member suspected of drug diversion, including how to support the colleague and the professional team throughout the process.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:
Nephrology nurse managers will state an ability to create a plan to manage an employee with suspected drug diversion issues while supporting that colleague and the team.


Monday

Gain insight into the relationship-based care model, including care principles, implementation, benefits, professional boundary issues, and potential ethical dilemmas.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information

Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will describe relationship-based care and how to build that type of relationship.


Concurrent Sessions - Select One
09:15am - 10:45am Central - September 24, 2018

Monday
321 - It's Only Skin Deep: Assessing Skin Conditions in Individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease
09:15am - 10:45am Central - September 24, 2018 | Room: Napoleon Ballroom A1-B3
Credits Available: 1.50 CH  |  1.50 Rx

This session focuses on common dermatologic conditions in patients with kidney disease, methods to assess cutaneous manifestations, and treatment options.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:
Nephrology nurses will describe an increased ability to assess skin manifestations in patients with CKD and discuss available treatment options.


Monday
322 - Strategies to Improve Recipient Readiness and Reduce Disparities in Transplant
09:15am - 10:45am Central - September 24, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom II-III
Credits Available: 1.50 CH

Learn about potential barriers for patients during the transplant process, strategies to improve a recipient’s readiness for transplant, and methods to reduce disparities in transplant.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will describe an increased ability to talk with individuals awaiting a transplant about what they need to do to be physically ready for an event that is in the unknown future.


Monday
323 - The Double Whammy: Kidney Replacement
09:15am - 10:45am Central - September 24, 2018 | Room: Waterbury Ballroom
Credits Available: 1.50 CH

This session reviews patient conditions that necessitate renal replacement therapy and apheresis. Clinical considerations and complications associated with dual therapies are discussed.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will describe the assessments, nursing and medical treatment, and evaluations to be made for patients with CKD.


Monday
324 - Dialyzability of Drugs: Do They Stay or Do They Go?
09:15am - 10:45am Central - September 24, 2018 | Room: Rhythms Ballroom I
Credits Available: 1.50 CH  |  1.50 Rx

This session addresses the effect of dialysis on various medications and provide strategies to manage medications that may be removed during dialysis.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased understanding of dialyzability of drugs being given to patients with CKD.


Monday
330 - Disaster Preparedness: Lessons Learned from the Unexpected
11:00am - 12:00pm Central - September 24, 2018 | Room: Napoleon Ballroom A1-B3
Credits Available: 1.00 CH

Establishing an effective disaster preparedness plan – and training staff to implement the plan – is vital in health care facilities today, particularly for dialysis providers. Whether it is a natural disaster such as fire, flood, or hurricane, or an emergency such as an active shooter, facilities and staff must be ready to care for patients when the unexpected happens.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information


Contact hours available until 9/24/2020.


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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – 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.

Learning Outcome:

Nurse managers will state the need for a written disaster plan, use lessons learned from previous events, and train staff on how to prepare by conducting drills; and will be informed on the CMS E-Tags used during survey to determine disaster preparedness.