How do other countries care for patients with CKD? Are there differences in the delivery and philosophy of patient care in other countries? Do health care providers face similar issues and challenges? What is unique to the care issues faced abroad? As the Affordable Care Act is implemented, can we learn from the CKD care provided in other countries? Listen to an individual who has practiced in both the U.S. and abroad and hear the interesting details that unfurl.
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
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ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.
Objectives: • Describe the broad demographics of patients with chronic kidney disease in variety of countries within North and South America, Asia, Africa, New Zealand and Australia. • Compare and contrast outcomes related to vascular access, anemia management, dialysis adequacy, and transplantation. • Discuss cultural differences and payment systems in these countries.