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: Psychosocial Barriers to Transplantation • Discuss starting an apheresis program within an acute dialysis center. A Quality Improvement Project: The Development and Implementation of a Culturally Specific Chronic Kidney Disease Education Program in the Hispanic Population • Identify education that is culturally appropriate for the Hispanic CKD patient. Effectiveness Testing of Patient Educational Materials • Describe a method for testing the effectiveness of patient education materials. Optimizing Blood Flow Rate in Hemodialysis Catheters: Heparin vs 4% NA Citrate • Discuss a method to decrease hemodialysis catheter malfunction rates. Decreasing Peritonitis Rate in Peritoneal Dialysis Results in Lower Mortality and Technique Failure • Describe a technique of reducing peritonitis rates that results in lower technique failure and mortality rates.