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Nephrology Nursing Practice, Management, & Leadership Conference 2018

111 - Dialysis and the Older Adult

Sep 22, 2018 1:45pm ‐ Sep 22, 2018 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $40.00
Members: $30.00


There are factors to consider when caring for an older patient receiving dialysis. Topics include assessment of cognitive function, safety concerns such as falls, access options and challenges, and care planning.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information

Contact hours available until 4/17/2021.

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.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures: Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care

There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:

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.

Learning Outcome:

Nephrology nurses will state an increased confidence in caring for older adults receiving dialysis.


  • Debra J. Hain, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FNKF, Nurse Practitioner, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Nephrology

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Lucy Cooper
10/11/19 7:26 pm

I definitely worry about the older population while they dialyze. I said "AMEN" at the end of the video because I heard things that I COMPLETELY agree with like some of those older folks that are tiny, run 4 hours and have a clearance 2.23 but still their time isn't reduced. Great in-service! Thanks, Debra.

Kay Parker
10/12/19 1:31 pm

I am also of the opinion that older patients should not be forced into AVF. most of them fail to mature, develop steal syndrome; end up back in hospital for more surgery and are absolutely miserable. I recommend AVG or let them keep their catheters. Most of them want to keep their catheters. this is where we should way the risk verses quality of their life. Let the patient decide . Educate them and let them decide.

Hirji Bhudia
10/14/19 11:29 am

This is very good Article. All Nephrology nurse must need to listen and more important for Manager and CMS so they understand the nos are not the only quality dialysis

Sheree Mullen
10/22/19 12:36 am

Excellent presentation!