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313 - Steroid Therapy Side Effects: Do You Have the Full Picture?


‐ May 4, 2016 9:30am


Credits: None available.

Review the pharmacologic actions of steroids, complications associated with short- and long-term steroid therapy, and steps in tapering steroid therapy.

Contact hours available until 10/10/18.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures:
• Denise Murcek – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
• Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
• Melissa Nesmith-Vester – Employee, Aegerion
• Elizabeth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
• Kyra Trappett – Employee, DaVita
• Kimberly Waugh – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

There are no other disclosures to declare.

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 pharmacology of steroids and use in renal disease states.
• Discuss the complications associated with short- and long-term steroid therapy.
• Summarize steps in tapering steroid therapy.


Credits Available