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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.

• 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.


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Junghyun Choi
10/31/16 9:07 pm

The information related to steroid is useful and especially, the effect of long,short term steroid therapy is interesting

Vimla Christian
11/4/16 9:12 pm


Vimla Christian
11/4/16 9:13 pm

very educating and knowledgablke

Milagros Ledesma
11/10/16 2:04 pm

Very informative presentation. Speaker very knowledgeable . Excellent presentation.

Patricia Swoger
11/14/16 10:01 am

Very educational

Julie Schindler
11/16/16 10:03 am

Wonderful and complete information. Much appreciated and will be quite useful on the inpatient side.

Lucy Cooper
11/19/16 1:13 pm

what a tough subject! great job on the preparation of this session. wow.. thank you so much

Mazen El Sharif
11/23/16 12:00 am

Very Informative.

Naomi Yoshimoto
11/24/16 6:11 pm

Excellent presentation

Sosamma Kottackel
11/30/16 9:14 am

it was excellent lecture and information is very useful. I expect more information in the future, the complication of the overuse steroid used and intraction with other medication, vaccination. statin use etc, I want to read again and again to boost my knowledge. I want to know is it available again on line

Sosamma Kottackel
11/30/16 9:18 am

I noticed the complications if we take the other medications like statin and vaccinations. over dose, under dose. also tapering it off. not stop abruptly. checking blood for diabetic and treatment of diabetic, cushing syndrome *moon shape,) obesity, masking of infection. etc.

Sosamma Kottackel
11/30/16 9:19 am

it was excellent

Josseline Charpentier
5/1/17 6:50 pm

This was very informational. Thank you very much for showing us the effects of steroid use.

Marianelia Toal
5/4/17 3:01 am

great and informative subject.

Aracelys Guerra
5/4/17 7:50 am

Very good presentation, thank you

Sarah Griggs
5/4/17 9:54 am

Excellent presentation! I learned a lot about steroid therapy I didn't know.

Charmaine White
5/4/17 10:48 am

Very informative!

Maryse Dorsaint
5/4/17 12:54 pm

Great session. It gives a more lasting knowledge than if I had read it on a pamphlet. It provides me with good tools to analyze, understand and respond to my patients complaints. Absolutely useful. Thank you.

Kim Diaz
5/4/17 2:08 pm

excellent job

Sarah Lynne Brock
5/5/17 8:11 am

very informative session

Debbie Stupak
5/9/17 3:39 pm

I thought it was very easy to follow and understand, I learned info I did not know. I could use more topics from this speaker.

5/20/17 7:32 pm

Good review.

Elaine Konunchuk
5/30/17 6:54 am

This session is full of important information. Thankyou

Renato Agustin
5/31/17 3:08 pm

Very informative to add to our base knowledge.

Anet Jipson
5/31/17 3:56 pm

Good work

Laurie Sandoval
5/31/17 4:36 pm

I listened to entire course very interesting. I answered all post questions. I was unable to retrieve or even view my CEU certificate. 5/31/17 at 5 pm New Jersey. Very frustrating.