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51st National Symposium 2020

222 - Vascular Access: Catch It Before It Fails

Aug 30, 2020 3:00pm ‐ Aug 30, 2020 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Members: $30.00
Standard: $40.00


A primary concern for nephrology nurses caring for dialysis patients is protecting and maintaining the patient’s access. Learn more about the signs of a failing access, procedures that facilitate identification of a problematic access, and the process for handling vascular access complications.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 8/31/2022.

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:
• Marijo Johnson – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17499.

ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CNE requirements for relicensure in the states in which they hold a license.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will state an increased ability to identify signs of a failing access as well as procedures that may assist in prolonging the life of that access.


  • Spencer Galt, MD, Staff Vascular Surgeon, Intermountain Health Care

Credits Available

Vascular Access: Catch It Before It Fails

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Lucy Cooper
10/2/20 8:55 am

Thank you, Dr. Galt for being flexible and "speaking to a computer." :) Continuing to educate staff on vascular accesses is much needed. Being proactive rather than reactive are innovative measures.

Amy Dobrzyn
10/7/20 2:35 pm

That was an incredibly informative presentation! Thank you so much Dr. Galt.

Sandra Rauls
10/8/20 9:03 pm

Great information, thanks Dr. Gait

Rachelle Rubio
10/10/20 8:55 pm

very informative and updates.

Rachelle Rubio
10/11/20 1:08 am

very helpful updates

Pennapaporn Penney
10/21/20 6:40 pm

The presentation improved my knowledge