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Changing the Way We Think, Prescribe, and Deliver Hemodialysis

‐ Apr 22, 2013 11:15am

The pathophyisiology behind fluid volume status has multiple facets. Estimating dry weights and prescribing sodium modeling frequently leave our patients in heart failure or dehydrated. Determining the volume status of our patients is a key determinant of their wellbeing. Research shows there are more accurate methods to meet our patients needs. What are the best practices in the delivery of hemodialysis and the dialysis prescription?

Contact hours available until 4/24/2015

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee:
Kristin Larson – Consultant, Nephrology Clinical Solutions; Employee, Affymax; Other financial support, Kristin M. Larson, RN, MSN, LLC; Sandy Bodin – Employee, Affymax; Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care; Elizabeth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

Presenter(s) have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by ANNA or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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.

• Discuss current outcomes for patients undergoing dialysis.
• Summarize current methodology to analyze fluid volume status in the CKD patient.
• Describe how to change outcomes.
• Change dialysis prescription and delivery patterns.