A list of the abstracts accepted for presentation at the 2018 ANNA National Symposium appears below. Please note that abstracts appear in alphabetical order by presenter as they were submitted. Click on a title below to access the full text of the abstract. Abstracts Strategies to Prevent Acute Kidney Injury and Dialysis-Requiring Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with HIV (Brown, J.S.) African Americans' Perception of Chronic Kidney Disease (Calvin, D.) Variation in Infection-Related Hospitalization Rates Among Home Hemodialysis Centers (Carver, M., Mortier, L., & Weinhandl, E.) Subspecialty Clinic Utilization of Patient Health Screening Questionnaire -2 (PHQ-2) and -9 (PHQ-9): Are Kidney Transplant Recipients Less Depressed? (Cantillon, M., Goggin, J., Arguilla, E., Ingulli, E., & Yorgin, P.) Hemodialysis with Radiation Therapy (Castaneda, I.B., &and Cuellar, N.E.) Hemodialysis (HEMO) Handoff Communication Tool improves Patient Safety (Chin, J., Villanueva, C., & Mahoney, L.) Perceived Barriers to Adherence to Dietary Sodium Recommendations in Hemodialysis Patients (Clark-Cutaia, M.N., Sevick, M.A., Thurheimer, J., Hoffman, L.A., Snetselaar, L., Burke, L.E., & Zickmund, S.L.) Variation in Hemodialysis Patient Body Composition as a Result of Recommended Dietary Sodium Intake Restriction (Clark-Cutaia, M.N., Reisinger, N., Townsend, R.R., Sommers, M.S., Fargo, J.) Feasibility of an Intervention to Slow Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (Ellis, R.J.B., Welch, J.L., Zimmerman, L., Russell, C.L., Perkins, S., & Decker, B.) In Vitro Total Potassium-Binding Capacity of Patiromer When Mixed with Apple or Cranberry Juice (Fogli, J., Mayo, M., Miyawa, J., Ono, R., & Gross, C.) Transcultural Nursing Strategies that Promote Culturally Congruent Care by Empowering Charge Nurses as Leaders (Frazee, S., & Huff, J.E.) Reducing Blood Stream Infections from Tunneled Dialysis Catheters (Hoffman, S.) Cause of Hemodialysis Blood Leak Alarm for Freshwater Near-Drowning Patient (Jepson, R., Hartlein, M., Hauf, L., Garrett-Golden, C., & Giullian, J.) The Diurnal Patterns of Fatigue in Patients on Hemodialysis: A Pilot Study (Horigan, A.) ACP the “Unique Way” (Joynt, S.) Dialysis Fatigue - How Can We Best Assess Our Patients and Help Them to Manage This? (Joynt, S.) Utilizing a New Model of Care to Improve Patient Experience on Hemodialysis (Kang, E.) Depression and Medication Adherence in Patients on Hemodialysis (Kauric-Klein, Z.) Taking the Renal Diet on a Field Trip (Lederman, A., & Merrigan, K.) Use and Efficacy of Complementary Therapies in the ESRD Patient on Dialysis (Lester, W., Trzebinska, D., & Awdishu, L.) Use of High Dose Defroxamine and Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis to Reduce Secondary Hemochromatosis: A Case Study (Luehr, A., & Mott, L.) I Need to Stay on HD for How Long? What Do You Mean UF Rate 13? (Merrigan, K., & Lederman, A.) Knowledge and Preventative Practices on Risk Factors of Chronic Kidney Disease Among University Students at One Selected University in Rwanda (Ngendahayo, F.) The Highs and Lows of Protein: What Do Peritoneal Dialysis Patients Really Know? (Nix, E.S., & Blakenship, K.) Cannulation Technique Influences Arteriovenous Fistula and Graft Survival (Parisotto, M.) Development of a Calciphylaxis Risk Assessment and Screening Tool to Assist in the Identification of Primary and Secondary Calciphylaxis Lesions (Pennington, J.M.) Peritoneal Dialysis in Octogenarians (Quirong-Jones, N.) Telemedicine Use in the Pediatric Renal Transplant Population (Richards, C.) Continuing and Extending Our Therapeutic Patient Education Plan with the Help of the Greater Charlotte Chapter NC202 (Roden, R., Van Paesschen, N., Devillers, F., & Tielemans, C.) Direct-Acting Antivirals Treatment Effects for Chronic Hepatitis C Patients with Maintenance Dialysis (Shih, M., Wu, F., Kang, I., Chang, C., & Chious, P.) Sociodemographic Disparities in New Jersey (NJ) Emergency Department (ED) Visits for Adults Receiving Maintenance Dialysis (Thomas-Hawkins, C., & Flynn, L.) "Honor Thy Nurse": Establishing a Nursing Honor Guard (Tobrocke, J., & Flynn, W.) Exploration of Factors Influencing Nurses’ Performance in the Care of Hemodialysis Patients at Selected Nephrology Units in Rwanda (Tuyisenge, M.J.) Sepsis: A Rapid Killer and Global Health Crisis (Whitmore, R.) Hepatitis B Vaccination Initiative for all Dialysis Patients in Acute Care Setting (Williams, L. Longobucco, M.J., Donaghy, S.M., Gillen, T., Copenhaver, A., & Wadhwa, N.K.) CLABSI Reduction Process at Yale New Haven Hospital (Aniskiewicz, M., Conwell, P., Ghidini, J., DeVaux, L., & Wright, R.) *Abstracts appear in alphabetical order by presenter as submitted.