This presentation is designed to help all health care professionals who give care to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and require kidney replacement therapy in the form of assisted dialysis in the chronic and acute settings. We describe this dialysis population, the dialysis procedures, medications utilized, and management of the complications of kidney failure and dialysis.
Learning Outcome: After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to state an increased confidence in caring for patients who are receiving assisted hemodialysis care and to be successful on the CNN exam on this topic.
Author: The content of this module was authored by Gail Dewald, BS, RN, CNN.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 3/12/23.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: An education grant for this project was provided by CVS Kidney Care.
Accreditation Statement: American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited 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.