Many of us have heard of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report and how it is attempting to guide nursing practice for the future. But what does it mean for nephrology? Who is involved in the process of transitioning patients through levels of care? How can we develop successful programs and improve the quality of the transition of care for patients, whether it is from the hospital to the dialysis center or from hemodialysis to peritoneal dialysis or transplant? Ensuring that our patients achieve successful outcomes makes nephrology nurses successful.
Contact hours available until 9/22/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Conference Committee Disclosures: Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care Kristin Larson – Employee, NxStage Medical Denise Murcek – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care Beth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care Lucy Todd – Employee, Baxter Healthcare Kyra Trappett – Employee, DaVita
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
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.
ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.
Review the major recommendation of the IOM report.
Translate the recommendations of the IOM report to nephrology nursing.
Identify the critical role of the nephrology nurse in coordination of care for people with CKD.
Identify challenges when a person with CKD transitions to a different level of care.
Illustrate successful outcomes in transitions of care.
Determine opportunities to improve coordination of care and transitions in care for a person with CKD.