6:45 am - 7:15 am
7:15 am - 9:00 am
Early Bird Session
Victor Gura, MD, FASN
Nancy Colobong Smith, MN, ARNP, CNN
Dr. Gura returns this year to discuss research, progress, and patient care implications related to the wearable artificial kidney. Nancy Colobong Smith will share a nursing perspective and her involvement with the patient study.
9:15 am - 10:30 am
Concurrent Sessions (311-314)
Testing for Peritoneal Dialysis Adequacy
Lucy Todd, MSN, ACNP-BC, CNN
Describe appropriate collection techniques for measuring peritoneal transport, variables that lead to errors in interpreting adequacy results, as well as the characteristics of the peritoneal membrane and its relationship to the dialysis prescription.
Clearing Up the Confusion: Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Debra Hain, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP
Mary Haras, PhD, MBA, APN, NP-C, CNN
Review the differences between research and evidencebased practice, and discuss how research findings can enhance the development of evidence-based practices in the nephrology setting.
Steroid Therapy Side Effects: Do You Have the Full Picture?
Tracy Anderson-Haag, PharmD, BCPS
Review the pharmacologic actions of steroids, complications associated with short- and long-term steroid therapy, and steps in tapering steroid therapy.
10:45 am - 12:00 nn
Concurrent Sessions (321-324)
Say Ahhhh: Oral Health in CKD Patients
Mary Brennan, DNP, AGACNP-BC
Identify the systemic consequences of poor oral health in patients with CKD, and explore interprofessional collaborative opportunities to improve oral health status.
Continuum of Care: Palliative Care to Hospice
Mark Philbrick, MSN, RN, FNP
Examine the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine report Dying in America, the differences between palliative care and hospice, as well as the perceived barriers to end-of-life discussions.
Dennis Cheek, PhD, RN, FAHA
Describe the background and relevance of pharmacogenomics and the implications for care for the patient with CKD.
Benefits of Short Daily Home Hemodialysis
Michael Kraus, MD
Describe the basic components, requirements, and benefits of home hemodialysis vs. in-center hemodialysis, and discuss the future of home hemodialysis, including reimbursement and technology.