Saturday, September 29

7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Registration Open

7:00 am - 8:45 am1.25 CH

102Breakfast Symposium

Maintaining Control: Hemoglobin Variability and Its Impact on Patient Outcomes
Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. and Affymax, Inc.

7:00 am - 7:30 amBreakfast Served
7:30 am - 8:45 amSymposium

8:45 am - 9:45 am
Exhibits Open

10:00 am - 11:30 am1.5 CH
Concurrent Sessions

111Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) - MGMT

Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC

This program has been implemented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to assist nurses in implementing quality strategies within the health care setting. Patient-centered care, teamwork, evidence-based practice, quality, safety, and informatics are all addressed within the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies for nursing. Developing resources and strategies for implementation into practice will be reviewed.

112Depression: Nephrology APN Assessment and Drug Management for the Individual with CKD - AP, Rx

Pamela Staves, MS, RN, NP

This program will provide the APN with the skills to assess depression, review appropriate pharmacologic therapies for the various stages of CKD, and discuss dosing modifications. A review of the impact of differing modalities, drug interactions, and appropriate treatment strategies will be provided. (Pharmacology content: 60 minutes)

113Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - CP, Rx

Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a disease process that can severely impact an individual. Contemporary treatment strategies lead to healthier lives for those with SLE. Identification, knowledge of clinical manifestations, and treatment protocols to care for individuals with SLE will be discussed. (Pharmacology content: 60 minutes)

114Motivational Interviewing - H

Patricia McCarley, MSN, RN, ACNPc, CNN

Teaching and educating our patients is what we do. Often, we feel like we provide the same education without an impact —nothing changes. Motivational interviewing is a different approach to working with patients and having them develop goals and strategies to improve their care. This session will provide you with techniques you can implement to assist patients in developing strategies to manage their care.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Exhibits Open

12:45 pm - 2:30 pm1.25 CH

120 Luncheon Symposium - Rx

Rethinking Calcium
Supported by an education grant provided by Sanofi Renal

David Spiegel, MD

12:45 pm - 1:15 pmLuncheon Served
1:15 pm - 2:30 pmSymposium

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm1.5 CH
Concurrent Sessions

131Keeping Your House in Order - MGMT

Jennifer Payton, MHCA, BSN, RN, CNN

The demands of staff, patients, and oversight organizations all require our time and effort. Balancing these requirements takes skill on the part of the manager. Time management, techniques for effective delegation, and behavioral interviewing will be discussed in this interactive presentation.

132Post-Transplant Management - AP, Rx

Jean Colaneri, ACNP-BC, CNN

Getting a patient prepared to be on the transplant list is something that has become familiar, but what happens after a patient receives a transplant? Monitoring the post-transplant patient for complications and the corresponding nursing interventions will be analyzed. (Pharmacology content: 60 minutes)

133An Educational Strategy to Identify Barriers to Improve AVF Rates for Incident Patients - H, Rx

Norma Gomez, MSN, MBA, RN, CNN
Deuzimar Kulawik, MSN, RN

Improving fistula rates is a national initiative. A collaborative effort among surgeons, nephrologists, nurses, and patients is required to move this endeavor forward. Strategies for development and implementation of an effective program to improve the incident patient fistula insertion rates will be the focus of this session. Barriers that have been identified to improving fistula rates since this project was initiated will be detailed.

134Developing a Rational and Cost Effective Approach to Mineral and Bone Disease in CKD - CP, Rx

David Spiegel, MD

The management of mineral and bone disease in CKD requires the juggling of multiple issues and medications. What are the benefits of these therapies related to the outcomes — and at what cost to the patient? Are we making sure that best clinical practices are guiding our decisions? In the end, can we provide effective care to the patient — and save costs? (Pharmacology content: 60 minutes)

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm1.5 CH
Concurrent Sessions

141Bullying in the Workplace: From Playground to the Nurses' Station - MGMT

Terri Townsend, MA, RN, CCRN, CVRN

Horizontal violence has been known to be an issue — when nurses act disrespectfully to each other. Dialysis units are no exception. Recognizing and addressing these behaviors to improve the health of the workplace and creating a zero-tolerance plan to deter bullying will be addressed.

142Acute Kidney Injury - AP, Rx

Joy Logan, MD

Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs at an alarming rate within the hospital setting. Knowledge of the pathophysiology, analysis of patient risk factors, and the course of AKI will be detailed. Prevention, prognosis, and a detailed course of treatment based on a comprehensive analysis of the data will be presented. (Pharmacology content: 30 minutes)

143Peritoneal Dialysis Kinetics - CP

Mary Gellens, MD

Determining how to perform and interpret a peritoneal equilibration test (PET) study will be discussed. The characteristics of the physiologic impact that the peritoneal membrane provides on solute transport also will be detailed. Developing a peritoneal dialysis prescription based upon this knowledge will be determined utilizing case studies.

144Undocumented CKD Patients: The Great Health Care Conundrum - H

Mark Meier, MSW, LICSW

What are the incidence and prevalence rates of undocumented CKD patients within the United States? The magnitude of this issue and its impact on the health care system are vast, multifaceted, and often emotionally charged. Effects on the provision of non-standard patient care also will be addressed.

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Session Code Key
AP = Advanced Practice MGMT = Management/Leadership
CP = Clinical Practice H = Current "Hot" Topic or Issue
Rx = Pharmacology Content

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