7:15 am - 9:00 am
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.
9:15 am - 10:30 am
Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC
Additional faculty to be announced
Innovation in health care affects our practice in nephrology. While some innovations are specific to direct patient care (like new equipment or devices), other innovations affect how we learn about our environment and conduct our work (like virtual reality or 3D printing). Explore how innovations move from idea to testing to implementation and how nurses incorporate these innovations into practice.
10:45 am - 12:00 nn
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