Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Speaker, Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: John Burkart – Consultant, Baxter; Advisory Board, NxStage
Planning Committee: • Annette Hood discloses that she is a member of the Amgen speakers’ bureau. • Denise Murcek discloses other financial/material support as an employee of the VA Medical Center. • Elizabeth St. John discloses other financial/material support as an employee of Fresenius Medical Care. • Kyra Trappett discloses other financial/material support as an employee of 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.
Objectives: • Review the pathophysiology of cardiac stunning in the ESRD patient. • Compare and contrast in-center hemodialysis (ICHD) and home therapy patients regarding incidence and outcomes of cardiac stunning. • Discuss key clinical strategies to prevent and/or mitigate cardiac stunning in the ESRD patient. • Integrate appropriate nursing responsibilities into prevention strategies for cardiac stunning in the ESRD patient.