Yes, Fistulas First, but how do we get there? And if not, what comes second? Learn the algorithms developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) as well as the steps to nursing assessment for access selection. An individualized interdisciplinary plan of care for the patient and the best access selection is based upon many factors. Matching the types of access to the needs of the patient is a skill that can benefit all nephrology nurses.
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
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.
Objectives: • Describe the vascular access algorithm recommended by both CMS and KDOQI. • Define the three basic components of AV access. • Explain the assessment process used by the interdisciplinary team to ascertain the best access choice for each patient.