A focus on apheresis, indications for using this procedure, and the complications associated with performing apheresis are reviewed. While the use of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) has grown tremendously, there are special challenges and considerations for the nephrology nurse in using this procedure with infants and children. Want to learn more about these therapies or gain a more thorough knowledge base of how and why we use them? Listen and learn as this workshop provides details to current acute dilemmas.
Contact hours available until 4/24/2015
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Planning Committee: Kristin Larson – Consultant, Nephrology Clinical Solutions; Employee, Affymax; Other financial support, Kristin M. Larson, RN, MSN, LLC; Sandy Bodin – Employee, Affymax; Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care; Elizabeth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Presenter(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Non-Endorsement of Products: Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by ANNA or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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 clinical indications in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and vasculitis that require apheresis therapies. • Review the complications that may occur during the apheresis procedure. •Determine appropriate nursing interventions to prevent or treat apheresis complications.
MD, FACP, FASN, HP(ACSP),
Medical Director and Professor,
University of Virginia Health System
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