The Art of Access Management: Cannulation, a "Sticky" Situation
This presentation will look at the importance of routinely managing vascular access in a way that minimizes damage and prolongs the life of the access. A review of simple changes to cannulation practice will be reviewed utilizing the KDOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines. Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN Quality Director, Network 13
Ten Tips for Effective Patient Education
This presentation will help dialysis staff understand what makes education materials effective, so they can improve their education practice. Dori Schatell, MS Executive Director, Medical Education Institute, Inc.
Kidney Transplantation as an Option for Treatment of End-stage Renal Disease: Progress and Challenges
Discuss the current state of kidney transplantation in the United States and discuss the progress that has been made in the last decades as well as the challenges ahead. Douglas Keith, MD Transplant Nephrologist, Renalus
Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis Patients- Using the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program as a Resource
This session will provide an overview of emergency preparedness requirements for dialysis faculties and an introduction to the KCER program as a valuable resource. Beverly Whittet, RN, CDN, CPHQ Patient Services Director/Kidney Community Emergency Response Coordinator, HSAG, Inc.
Vascular Access Safety
This session will address overall access safety including the importance of infection control for all types of accesses. How can we prevent access emergencies? Lynn Poole, FNP-BC, CNN, FNKF
End Organ Stunning
This session will provide a review of Dialysis-Induced Ischemia and how dialysis clinicians can minimize the long-term effects of organ stunning. Lori Poole, RN, MSN Sr. Manager, Clinical Operations, Intelomed, Inc.