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Peritoneal Dialysis in the Infant: Training, Monitoring, Complications, and Nutritional Concerns

‐ Apr 23, 2013 11:30am

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is an excellent choice for infants in need of dialysis. However, unique concerns make PD training and monitoring extremely complex. A comprehensive understanding of the needs of infants on PD is necessary to develop a safe and efficient method to care for these patients and their families. Catheter dimensions, catheter placement, and other unique challenges are analyzed.

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 declare.

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.

• Describe specific needs and issues of the infant on peritoneal dialysis.
• Explain the complications associated with peritoneal dialysis in an infant.
• Describe the nutritional challenges and growth and development in the infant requiring peritoneal dialysis.
• Discuss the issues surrounding training of parents/caregivers for the infant requiring peritoneal dialysis.
• Discuss the elements and frequency of monitoring the infant receiving peritoneal dialysis.


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