Mark E. Neumann Publisher and Editor Nephrology News & Issues
The intent of the ESRD Program has always been to provide a lifesaving treatment to people with failing kidneys. Dialysis and kidney transplantation has saved many lives, but because of its status as an entitlement funded by taxpayer dollars, the program has always been considered a 'guinea pig' for government initiatives. Are they aimed at saving money or improving quality?
What's Wrong with This Picture? Find it Before CMS Does
Diana Shelkov, CHT
One of our most-liked speakers by past seminar attendees, Diana offers an interactive presentation that shows common Dialysis Unit problems and errors. They are explained in detail how to correct and avoid in the future.
Malnutrition - Cause, Symptoms and Solutions
Cathi J. Martin, RD, CSR, LDN Renal Program Associate Clinical Director, Pentec Health
This presentation will discuss contributing factors to malnutrition, the "cost" of mortality, hospitalization and drug efficacy related to Albumin and include effective interventions and strategies to improve Albumin levels.
A Unique Vascular Access Solution to Decrease Catheters and Rescue Failing AV Grafts
Francis Sintobin Texas Representative, Cryolife
This presentation will discuss how catheters are associated with increased mortality risk and we will explore options to change to fistulas or grafts to significantly improve outcomes.
Patient & Family Centered Care and Patient Engagement
Rachelle Caruthers, LMSW Outreach Coordinator, Network 14
Rachelle will provide an overview of patient- and family-centered care and patient engagement concepts. She will also discuss promising approaches to increasing PFCC in the ESRD community, including the formation of Patient and Family Advisory Councils and implementation of the Facility Patient Representative program.