What is professionalism, how does it look and how to maintain our professionalism in the high paced dialysis environment.
Craig Fisher, PHD, LCSW Social Work Consultant, Home Dialysis Service Jim Dineen President, Eagledreamer/Creative Management Consultants
Infection Prevention in Outpatient Dialysis Centers
It took a team approach to understand and implement infection prevention guidelines in the outpatient dialysis center.
Mary Kay Foster RN Infection Preventionist, IU Health Academic Health Center
The Renal Network Overview
The Network update will focus on patient involvement in the Network, patient grievances and facility concerns, involuntary discharges and patients at risk for discharge, Network projects and quality improvement activities, and Network resources and where to find them.
Raynel Wilson, RN, CNN, CPHQ Director of Quality Improvement Kathi Niccum Ed.D. Director of Patient Services
Ask the Experts: Roundtable Discussion on Access Management
Lynn Poole, RN, FNP, ESRD National Coordinating Center (NCC) Stephen Ash, MD, FACP
Nephrologist, Indiana University Health Arnett Bryan Haag, MDP
Vascular Access Management
Provide overview of Fistula First Catheter Last Toolkit. Focus on the valuable role of the members of the dialysis care team in promoted hemodialysis catheter reduction and increased use and preservation of AVF/AVG.
Lynn Poole, RN, FNP ESRD National Coordinating Center (NCC)
What's New in Vascular Access?
For over 25 years we've had the same three options for hemodialysis blood access: AV fistulas, AV grafts, and tunneled central venous catheters. However, things are finally changing, with the graft/catheter, grafts that be used for needlesticks almost immediately, and subcutaneous tracts leading button-hole needles to a fistula insertion site.
Stephen Ash, MD, FACP HemoCleanse, Inc., Ash Access Technology
Nephrologist, Indiana University Health Arnett
There's No Place Like Home
When Thomas' kidneys failed in 2009, he started on traditional, thrice-weekly in-center dialysis. This left him drained and depressed. After 2 years, he learned of another treatment option – more frequent home hemodialysis. Since starting home hemodialysis in November 2011, Thomas has been able to recapture things he couldn't do while on in-center dialysis. With the increased energy the more frequent therapy provides, he was able to resume exercising and has participated in three 250-mile bike rides. Thomas wants you to know about more frequent home dialysis, and that patients can live a good life with kidney disease.