This in-depth presentation focuses on kidney allocation policy changes, including the background of kidney allocation that led to these policy changes. What are the implications for the policy changes? How will these changes impact patients and their access to a transplant?
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: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
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.
Describe the current UNOS-OPTN kidney allocation system for deceased donors and the history of its development.
Describe the proposed new UNOS-OPTN kidney allocation system for deceased donors and the history of its development.
Describe the Kidney Donor Profile Index and how it will be applied potentially in a new allocation system.
Professor of Surgery,
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
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