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National Symposium 2013

Home Therapies: Using Teachable Moments to Link Modalities to Lifestyle

Apr 23, 2013 1:30pm ‐ Apr 23, 2013 2:45pm

Standard: $20.00
Members: $0.00


The updated Conditions for Coverage for Dialysis Facilities require patient education on modality choice; all treatment options must be provided. Knowledge of modality selection and the potential impact on a patient's lifestyle is important. Over 92% of American patients receive in-center hemodialysis (per the United States Renal Data System) and, while not fully comprehending the impact of various forms of treatment, are reluctant to change. Explore how one center discovered “teachable moments” and developed opportunities to educate patients on other modalities.

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): Dorian Schatell – Sponsorship for Home Dialysis Central by most dialysis machine makers and providers

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.

• Explain the linkage between depression, adjustment disorder, and dialysis modality choice.
• Describe three examples of teachable moments and how they can be used to help patients understand how their lives could change with a different modality.
• Describe at least one resource that can help nurses and patients understand how modality choice relates to lifestyle.


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