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National Symposium 2014

050 - Anaphylaxis: Not Your Typical Code

Apr 13, 2014 8:00am ‐ Apr 13, 2014 11:00am


Many of you have been in a code in nephrology. How is anaphylaxis different? Understanding the pathophysiology behind the process, rapid diagnosis, and treatment is imperative in this type of code situation.  Learn the algorithms of care that can be implemented to improve quality outcomes that are evidence-based and pertinent to successful code management in anaphylaxis.

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:
Maureen George – Speaker’s Bureau, Genentech, Teva; Consultant, Genentech, Novartis, Quest Diagnostics

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.

• Describe the systemic and cellular pathophysiology of anaphylaxis.
• List the criteria and tools for the assessment and diagnosis of anaphylaxis.
• Discuss the pharmacologic intervention for anaphylaxis in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
• Apply algorithms to the role of the nephrology nurse in the treatment of anaphylactic events in the outpatient setting.
• Identify critical components of an anaphylaxis supply checklist and treatment record.
• Identify clinical practice guidelines and apply quality of evidence to their recommendations.


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