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Continuing Education Programs
BONENT 2017 Northeast Regional Seminar
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Ramada Plaza
160 Frontage Road
Newark NJ 07114

Join your dialysis colleagues and get at least 8 hrs of Continuing Education — all in one day — in Newark NJ.

Choose from 2 concurrent presentation sessions for:
  • CHTs and CHNs
  • CHBTs and BioMed Technicians

Registration: 7am - 8am
Seminar: 8am - 4:30pm

New! Separate BioMed Session

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BONENT Certified** $99. $109. $119.
Other $129. $139. $149.

* Includes Lunch    ** Annual Certification Fees are paid up-to-date

Refund Policy: A $50 cancellation fee applies for cancellations received by fax or mail on or before 8/4/17. No refunds after 8/4/17.
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Presentations Overview
Bonent Regional Seminar
The Salt Talk

This presentation will look at the importance of sodium and the impact it has on fluid management. Physiology of fluid movement will be discussed.
Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN
Quality Director, Network 13

Bonent Regional Seminar
"But, I Love My Catheter!"

This presentation will look at the struggle to ensure patients have the best access possible. It is difficult to achieve, when patients come in with a catheter only and it is taking four to five months to mature a permanent access, the patients realize they like the ease of use and lack of needle sticks.
Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN
Quality Director, Network 13

Bonent Regional Seminar
Infection Control in the Dialysis Clinic - Part 1

The presenter will review frequently cited deficiencies from New Jersey Department of Health End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities Survey data. The focus of the discussion will include a review of deficient practices associated with infection control processes in the hemodialysis setting.
Anna Sousa, MS, RD
Supervisor of Inspections, Health Facility Survey & Field Operations, New Jersey Department of Health

Bonent Regional Seminar
Infection Control in the Dialysis Clinic - Part 2

Learn and become familiar with common infection control breaches in dialysis and strategies to increase infection control competency.
Jason Mehr, MPH, CIC
Healthcare Associated Infections Coordinator, NJDOH

Bonent Regional Seminar
Professionalism and the Role of the Technician

The presentation will look at the history of the technician's role and how it has evolved throughout the renal industry over the past several decades, as well as its current status and and future possibilities
Joe Sala, BSc, Ed, CSW, CSR
Administrator, Mount Sinai Kidney Program

Bonent Regional Seminar
HeRO, SUPER HeRO and PD Catheters

Learn about patient selection for the HeRo, SUPER HERo as well as how to choose the correct PD catheter for the patient.
Jacquie Logue, RT(R) ARRT, BS
Senior Director Clinical Education, Peripheral Interventions, Merit Medical

Bonent Regional Seminar
A Transplant Story?

Sharing my Transplant Story that is also a Podcast on our series, Kidney Patient Views.
Quin Taylor
Patient Liaison, The Renal Network

Bonent Regional Seminar
Impact of Fluid Removal on Myocardial Stunning

The presenter will review the complications associated with incorrect fluid removal during hemodialysis.
Caroline Steward, RN, APRN, CCRN, CNN
Advanced Practice Nurse - Nephrology, Capital Health Regional Medical Center

Bonent Regional Seminar
The Network Update

Learn who the Network is and what they do. Also find out how CMS ESRD QIP promotes better clinical outcomes for people with ESRD and makes their care experience better during dialysis treatment.
Annabelle Perez, BSN, RN
Quality Improvement Director,
Quality Insights,
Renal Network Three


Biomedical Session

Bonent Regional Seminar
Machine Alarms - What's All the Noise About?

Learn about dialysis machine alarm classifications, the actions needed to remedy them, and their relevance to patient treatment outcomes.
Joe Sala, BSc, Ed, CSW, CSR
Administrator, Mount Sinai Kidney Program

Bonent Regional Seminar
High Purity Water for Dialysis

Learn the advantages and importance of high purity water as it relates to hemodialysis.
Rich Benner, Certified Water Specialist
Senior Manager, Strategic Accounts, Mar Cor Purification

Bonent Regional Seminar
Troubleshooting the Fresenius Machine Bibag System

Learn what to look for if certain bibag system alarms occur.
William LePard, BSEE
Technical Trainer, Fresenius


More presentations to come.

Hotel Info & Reservations

Ramada Plaza Newark Airport
160 Frontage Road, Newark NJ 07114

A special sleeping room rate of only $109 (plus taxes) is available.
Call the hotel directly to make reservations @ (973) 589-1000 and be sure to say that you are with the BONENT Northeast Seminar to get the discounted rate. Reservation deadline is August 12th, 2017.

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