Access devices continue to evolve, and this session focuses on newer access devices such as the HeRO® graft and percutaneous fistula. Discussion addresses access placement, opportunities for earlier use in patients compared to other options, postoperative care, and access maintenance.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 5/5/2023.
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: Speaker: Peter Hathaway – Consultant, Merit Medical Systems
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: Upon completing this session the learner will describe innovative vascular access devices created for hemodialysis and the maintenance and care required.
Medical Director of Radiology and Noninvasive Vascular Lab,
Saint Marks Hospital