This workshop provides a comprehensive review of nephrology nursing, including concepts of nephrology and treatment modalities, and is ideal for those interested in becoming certified in nephrology nursing. Test-taking tips are also included. Not ready to take the certification exam, but just want to broaden your knowledge base? This course provides a valuable knowledge base for all nephrology nurses.
Contact hours available until 4/16/2016.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Speaker, Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Planning Committee: • Annette Hood discloses that she is a member of the Amgen speakers’ bureau. • Denise Murcek discloses other financial/material support as an employee of the VA Medical Center. • Elizabeth St. John discloses other financial/material support as an employee of Fresenius Medical Care. • Kyra Trappett discloses other financial/material support as an employee of 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.
Objectives: • Discuss the criteria used for evaluation of living and deceased donors. • Explain the evaluation process for kidney transplant recipients. • List three complications that can occur after transplantation. • Compare and contrast the different types of rejection. • Describe at least two major side effects of immunosuppressive agents.