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: Beth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care Planning disclosure: Anthony Pfaffle discloses that he receives other financial/material support as a Keryx contractor. Speaker disclosure: Ajay Singh discloses that he receives grant/research support from Genetech, NIH, and Concert; that he is a consultant/speakers’ bureau for Keryx, Sandoz, Rockwell, Concert, Novartis, and GSK; and that he is on the advisory board for IHS Dialysis, Keryx, Medscape, and Rockwell.
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: Supported by an educational grant from Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
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: • Review current KDOQI Anemia Guidelines and the impact of recent and potential changes. • Discuss the pathophysiology of anemia of ESRD in the setting of anemia of chronic disease from other etiologies. • Evaluate the effective and economical uses of iron and erythropoietin stimulating agents (ESAs) in combination and separately. • Summarize the differing types of iron therapy.
MSN, RN, APN-BC, CNN, CNN-NP,
Nurse Practitioner/Research Coordinator at Medical University of South Carolina
Clinical Chief, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical Schoo
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