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Impaired Cognition and CKD

‐ Sep 28, 2012 10:30am

Individuals with impaired cognition absorb a great deal of nurses’ efforts during a dialysis treatment. Differentiating between delirium and dementia and developing a plan of care to provide
safe and effective treatment for this group of individuals is discussed. Prevention and management of delirium and appropriate nursing interventions are also presented.

Contact hours available until 9/27/2014.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Presenters have no disclosures to declare.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest:
The resolutions of conflicts of interest are completed during the planning process. It is the responsibility of the nurse planner to identify and resolve any conflicts prior to implementation of the learning activity.

When a conflict of interest is noted during the planning process, the nurse planner will actively involve the speaker, presenter or author in the resolution of the identified conflict of interest.

The resolution process for a conflict of interest will be documented in the activity file. The potential conflict of interest will be outlined to the planner/presenter/author on the Disclosure Form. The purpose of the disclosure is not to prevent a presenter/ content expert from presenting, but rather to provide the learners with information from which they may make their own decisions. Relevant relationships or potential COI will be identified to learners through a disclosure process.

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

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement
of any product, advertising, or educational content by the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA), or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANNA or ANCC of any commercial product.

ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.

  • Discuss incidence and prevalence of cognitive impairment in the CKD population. (Hain)
  • Describe assessment of cognitive impairment. (Hain)Identify specific nursing interventions. (Hain)
  • Describe the presentation and diagnostic features of delirium. (Daniel)
  • Describe a helpful tool to identify persons with delirium. (Daniel)
  • List interventions helpful in preventing or managing delirium. (Daniel)
  • Compare and contrast the presentation, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the patient with delirium and dementia. (Fain)
  • Summarize the use of two tools for assessing cognition. (Fain)
  • Develop a plan of care for the patient with dementia and CKD stages 4-6. (Fain)


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