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53rd National Symposium 2022

213 - Renal Perioperative Risk Factors: What Nephrology Nurses Need to Know When Their Patients Go to the Operating Room

May 24, 2022 10:30am ‐ May 24, 2022 11:45am

Credits: None available.

Members: $30.00
Standard: $40.00


Individuals with kidney disease or acute kidney injury (AKI) sometimes require surgery. This session examines what can occur during surgery, including drugs commonly used, fluid management, and what circulating nurses are watching for during the procedure. Strategies to protect the kidneys during surgery as well as collaborative strategies to optimize outcomes for patients with kidney disease/AKI during this critical period are shared.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 5/25/2024.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):

Planning Committee Disclosures:

There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.

Speaker Disclosures:
There are no speaker disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support declared.

Accreditation Statement:
The 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 CEP 17499.

ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this activity, the learner will be able to identify the strategies being used to protect the kidneys for at-risk AKI/CKD patients during the post-operative period.


  • Alice Luehr, DNP, RN, CNN, Director of Dialysis, St. Peter's Health
  • Molly Litchfield, BSN, RN CNOR, Director of Perioperative Services, St. Peter's Health Partners

Credits Available

Renal Perioperative Risk Factors: What Nephrology Nurses Need to Know When Their Patients Go to the Operating Room

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