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
Will review how new technology can be utilized to gain a better understanding as to why dialysis patients may or may not be tolerating their treatments. Lori Poole, RN, MSN Sr. Manager, Clinical Operations, Intelomed, Inc.
This session will review CMS expectations around dealing with challenging patient situations, federal regulations around involuntary discharges, the use of behavioral contracts, impact of staff actions and inactions that may place patients at risk for involuntary discharges, and recommendations. Riquelen Ngumezi, MSW, LCSW Patient Services Manager, Health Services Advisory Group: ESRD Network 17
Empathy and Its Impact on Patient Care
Participants will have a better understanding of empathy. They will also understand how empathy has an impact on working with dialysis patients. Kathy Merritt, LCSW Social Work Services Manager, Satellite HealthCare
End Organ Stunning
Describe the unseen damage to hearts and brains on dialysis Anne Diroll, RN, CNN, CLNC Per Diem RN/Anemia Manager, FMC
HeRO, SuperHeRO and PD Catheters
Review the features and benefits of the HeRO Graft, the new SUPER HERO option as well as a discussion on choosing the correct PD catheter for your patient. Deirdre Fitzroy Merit
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
Infection Control for the Bio Medical Technician
Bio Medical Technicians are exposed to a variety of pathogens when working on equipment in a hemodialysis unit. This presentation will help biomedical technicians understand the risks of pathogenic exposure and the precautionary measures should they be using when working on dialysis equipment. Dennis Schell, CHT, CHBT, OCDT Acute Dialysis Technician, Fresenius
Basic NxStage Home Presentation
Brief overview of home hemodialysis trends, with an introduction to the NxStage System One. It will cover components of the cycler, pureflow, and the express warmer system as related to the CHT/Biomed role. Richard M. Cabrera, LVN Clinical Consultant, NxStage Medical Inc.
Is Bio-Med the Field for You?
Glenn Ralleca, BSME, USAF Nephrology Biomedical Consultant, Hemodialysis Group
Quality Assurance for the Bio-Med
Discusses the importance of quality care for the patient starting with the water treatment and the machine William G. Macias, CHT Technical Operations Manager, Satellite Healthcare Emily Michalak, BS Director of Technical Services, Satellite Healthcare
Practical Considerations in Water Treatments for Dialysis
Focus on servicing water treatment through examples of past experience combined with a hands-on show and tell of various medias and commonly seen components up close. Brian Kim, CH President & Owner, Med-Tech Water Systems Inc.