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Self-Care Vascular Access

‐ Sep 22, 2013 8:15am

Providing patients with the ability to care for their vascular accesses can be daunting for the average dialysis facility. Statistics show that patients who have more control over their care have improved outcomes. Learn about the benefits of a self-care access program and the development of a model to provide educational components to patients, and explore the benefits of implementing a self-care access program in your facility.

Contact hours available until 9/22/2015.

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

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Lesley Dinwiddie – Consultant/Speaker’s Bureau, CryoLife Inc

Conference Committee Disclosures:
Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Kristin Larson – Employee, NxStage Medical
Denise Murcek – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Beth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Lucy Todd – Employee, Baxter Healthcare
Kyra Trappett – Employee, DaVita

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

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.

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

  • Define self-care as it relates to vascular access for hemodialysis.
  • Describe the history of vascular access self-care and the mandate in current care.
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of self-care vascular access.


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