In addition to the live sessions featured during the virtual program, the following sessions will be pre-recorded and offered on demand.
Caring for the Patient with a Congenital Heart Defect on Dialysis
Kristen Stocker, MSN, RN, CPN
It is estimated that 2-3 million people in the United States have a congenital heart defect (CHD), and 30%-50% of those have kidney disease. Learn more about the unique needs, potential complications, and treatment considerations for patients with CHD requiring vascular access.
The Advocacy Journey
Jodie Szlachta, PhD, CRNA
Follow the advocacy journey of a professional nurse and explore opportunities for personal advocacy engagement. Learn how you can use your position as a nurse to advocate for patients.
Cognitive Impairment, Vascular Dysfunction, and Physical Inactivity in Older Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease
Mary Hannan, PhD, APRN, AGACNP-BC
Dr. Hannan will share the findings of a research study examining the differences in cognitive function, vascular function, and physical inactivity levels in older adults with and without kidney disease and the implications for appropriate assessment and interventions in older patients with kidney disease.
Home Dialysis: Reaching the CMS Goal of 50% by 2025
Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, ANP, CNN-NP
Enhancing patient education about kidney disease treatment options enables patients and families to make informed decisions about home care. This session will focus on the components of an effective patient education plan and strategies to increase home dialysis penetration.
Cardiovascular Disease: It’s Not Just for Adults
Suzan Stephens, BSN, RN, CNN
Barbara Cometti, MA, BSN, RN, CDN
Left ventricular hypertrophy is the most common cardiac abnormality in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and can disrupt the conduction system in the heart, leading to fatal arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death, or cardiac failure. Learn more about the importance of accurately measuring blood pressure, managing hypertension, and performing frequent dry weight assessments to reduce the risks associated with cardiovascular disease in children with CKD.
Rasheed Balogun, MD, FACP, FASN, HP(ACSP)
This session will provide an overview of rhabdomyolysis, including etiology, signs and symptoms, laboratory values, and treatment options.
New Advances in Apheresis
Darinka Povrzenic, MBA, HP(ASCP), RN
Learn about recent advances in therapeutic apheresis, including technical improvements, new indications for use, and recommendations for treatment. The session also will address the nephrology nurse’s role as a stakeholder in this therapy.
The Relationship Between Inflammation, Depression, and Nonadherence Among Persons with ESRD
Kathleen Fulmer, PhD, FNP, RN, CNN
Ms. Fulmer will share the findings of a research study examining the relationship between inflammation and nonadherence to dialysis treatment in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with depression as a mediating factor. Implications for patient care also will be discussed.
How Can We Help Patients Find a Living Kidney Donor?
Patients who receive a living donor kidney live longer than those who receive a transplant from a deceased donor; however, the barriers to living donation are considerable. This session will share information about resources, training, and support available to overcome barriers to living organ donation, including a National Kidney Foundation initiative to train people to share their story about the need for a kidney donor and a transplant.
Coaching and Communication Skills for the Nephrology Nurse Leader
Jennifer Payton, MHCA, BSN, RN, CNN
Nephrology nurses may be promoted to leadership positions without receiving formal leadership orientation or education. This session will provide tips for enhancing your coaching and communication skills as a nephrology nurse leader to more effectively lead your team and achieve desired outcomes.