Every hemodialysis patient has one or more vascular accesses. The patient and the dialysis care team have key roles and responsibilities to promote safety and preserve existing arteriovenous fistulas and arteriovenous grafts. Vascular access anatomy and critical thinking skills necessary to troubleshoot vascular access issues are reviewed.
Contact hours available until 10/1/19.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Conferences Committee Disclosures:
- Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care
- Marijo Johnson - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
American Nephrology Nurses Association – Provider is accredited with distinction 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.
Nephrology nurses will gain knowledge to use critical thinking skills to effectively troubleshoot and address vascular access issues and challenges.
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9/9/19 6:24 pm
Glad the aneurysms / pseudoaneurysms are being addressed. Years ago the patients were told their access is "fine" by their surgeon. Glad we have some champion surgeons in our area. Thanks, Ms. Hope.
9/10/19 10:40 am
nice overview of the team work aspect of educating/preparing the patient
9/10/19 6:27 pm
The link in the power point to the "Access Atlas" did not work for me, but here is a quick link if you like.
9/12/19 11:35 am
I really appreciate the emphasis on the patient ownership of their dialysis access. Patient involvement in dialysis is often lacking. This is a great opportunity for improvement.
9/13/19 10:36 am
Thank you. This was quite informational.
9/16/19 2:55 pm
I'm having trouble finding the vascular access atlas on the fistula first website the speaker mentioned. Do you have a link you can share?
9/22/19 9:19 pm
Thank you for your encouragement to utilize teaching moments in vein preservation. I will put this incorporate this!
9/25/19 8:40 am
It is helpful for a new start dialysis staff in general.
9/25/19 1:31 pm
9/25/19 3:25 pm
very informative and great resources
9/25/19 9:22 pm
The presentation provided excellent review and action flow chart to maintain good vascular access.
10/23/19 2:57 pm
Good refresher about a relevant topic. Gave me some insights on how to approach patients with information regarding access.