Describe the purpose and benefits of palliative care in the CKD/ESRD population, cultural considerations, and the role of the advanced practice nurse in assessing end-of-life care goals for patients/families.
Contact hours available until 5/4/18.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: • Denise Murcek – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care • Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care • Melissa Nesmith-Vester – Employee, Aegerion • Elizabeth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care • Kyra Trappett – Employee, DaVita • Kimberly Waugh – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
There are no other disclosures to declare.
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: • Define the differences between palliative care and hospice care. • Identify the purpose and benefits of palliative care in the chronic and end-stage renal disease population. • Identify cultural considerations for patients and families in the discussion of palliative care, hospice, and end-of-life transition. • Describe the advanced practice nurse’s role in the assessment of end-of-life care goals and needs for patients and families.