Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online NCPD evaluation.
Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board Statements of Disclosure: In accordance with ANCC governing rules Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board statements of disclosure are published with each nursing continuing professional development offering. The statements of disclosure for this offering are published below.
Paula Dutka, MSN, RN, CNN, disclosed that she is a coordinator of Clinical Trials for the following sponsors: Amgen, Rockwell Medical, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Akebia Therapeutics, and Dynavax Technologies.
Norma J. Gomez, MBA, MSN, CNNe, disclosed that she is a member of the ZS Pharma Advisory Council.
All other members of the Editorial Board had no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development education activity.
The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest.
This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAONL, FAAN, Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor-in-Chief, and Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CPP, ANNA Education Director.
Accreditation Statement: The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP17499.
This NCPD article meets the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission’s (NNCC’s) continuing nursing education requirements for certification and recertification.
Disclaimer: The information contained in the article is limited to the information published on Board of Nursing websites, Board of Nursing advisory opinions, and the accessibility of other communications, statutes, rules, and regulations. It is intended as a general reference tool to facilitate state-specific research, is current only through December 2020, does not constitute legal advice, and should not be used as a substitute for review of the actual statutes and regulations governing scope of practice in any jurisdiction.
Acknowledgement: This article builds on the work of Catherine O’Keefe in 2005 and 2014. We would like to thank Ms. O’Keefe for laying the groundwork that was used for us to navigate state sites to provide this update.
Learning Outcome: Upon completion of this learning activity, the nephrology nurse will have increased knowledge of state positions with respect to the administration of heparin and saline via peripheral and central lines by patient care technicians (PCTs) and licensed practical nurses/licensed vocational nurses (LPNs/LVNs) in the hemodialysis setting.