7:15 am - 8:15 am
Advancing American Kidney Health: Update on the Executive Order and ANNA’s Action
Donna Bednarski, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN, CNP
The 2019 Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health has opened the door for changes in the care of patients with kidney disease as well as collaboration between nephrology nurses and other key nephrology providers. Learn more about the Executive Order and potential future implications for kidney care and nephrology nursing.
8:30 am - 9:45 am
Improving Infection Control Practice in the Dialysis Setting
Tara Millson, DNP, RN, CIC
Infection is the leading cause of hospitalization and the second leading cause of death for hemodialysis patients in the United States, yet many dialysis facilities do not reliably follow basic infection control practices. This session will examine the rules and regulations surrounding infection control in the dialysis setting, identify common barriers to effective implementation of infection prevention programs, and review strategies to overcome those barriers.
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Catherine Firanek, MBA, BSN, RN
Nephrology patient care is experiencing exciting innovation, including changes in technology, in how we care for patients, and in how patients access care. This session will focus on the need to delay kidney disease progression while also supporting treatment modality decisions. Apps and other technological resources are available to assist patients in managing their care. CVS Kidney Care will be used as an example of a patient program that is using innovation to advance education and care for patients with kidney disease.
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Joy Baldridge, CPC, CSP
It is often the connections and relationships we develop that bring us joy in life, but we sometimes need to rediscover those sources of joy in order to deal with the stress we encounter in a busy professional life. Learn how to combat stress by reversing your thoughts and actions, making connections, finding joy, and laughing more.
National Symposium adjourns