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Fall Meeting 2012

An Educational Strategy to Identify Barriers to Improve AVF Rates for Incident Patients

Sep 29, 2012 2:45pm ‐ Sep 29, 2012 4:15pm

Standard: $40.00
Members: $30.00


Improving fistula rates is a national initiative. A collaborative effort among surgeons, nephrologists, nurses, and patients is required to move this endeavor forward. Strategies for
development and implementation of an effective program to improve the incident patient fistula insertion rates are the focus of this session. Barriers that have been identified to improving
fistula rates since this project was initiated are detailed.

Contact hours available until 9/27/2014.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Norma Gomez has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests: Advisory Board, Affymax

Resolution of Conflict of Interest:
The resolutions of conflicts of interest are completed during the planning process. It is the responsibility of the nurse planner to identify and resolve any conflicts prior to implementation of the learning activity.

When a conflict of interest is noted during the planning process, the nurse planner will actively involve the speaker, presenter or author in the resolution of the identified conflict of interest.

The resolution process for a conflict of interest will be documented in the activity file. The potential conflict of interest will be outlined to the planner/presenter/author on the Disclosure Form. The purpose of the disclosure is not to prevent a presenter/ content expert from presenting, but rather to provide the learners with information from which they may make their own decisions. Relevant relationships or potential COI will be identified to learners through a disclosure process.

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

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement
of any product, advertising, or educational content by the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA), or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANNA or ANCC of any commercial product.

ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.


  • Compare and contrast previous and current barriers of early placement of a permanent vascular access.
  • Discuss a multidisciplinary approach to overcome barriers from a nursing standpoint.
  • Develop a plan of care and critique each nursing intervention.


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