Left ventricular hypertrophy is the most common cardiac abnormality in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and can disrupt the conduction system in the heart, leading to fatal arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death, or cardiac failure. Learn more about the importance of accurately measuring blood pressure, managing hypertension, and performing frequent dry weight assessments to reduce the risks associated with cardiovascular disease in children with CKD.
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 reiterate the need for accurate assessments, including blood pressure, in children with cardiovascular disease who also require dialysis because of chronic kidney disease.