Nursing Workshop 

Nursing Workshop

4:00-6:00pm

Moderator: Lisa Koester, MSN, RN

This session will discuss some of the most difficult situations nurses encounter in their clinical practice.  Panelists will offer strategies how nurses should utilize evidenced-based practice and how patients can better be engaged in their medical care.  Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Obtaining Kinetic Measurements in PD Patients – Amanda Northrup, RN
  • Home Records: Why Do We Need Them? – Jennifer Ravert, RN
  • Practical Strategies to Implement Best Practices to Reduce Infections in PD and Home HD – Sharon Ayers, RN

The ESKD Patient in the Dialysis Unit

4:00-6:00 pm

The ESKD Patient in the Dialysis Unit

4:00     How to Make a Difference in Reducing Hospital Readmissions?  – Jay Wish, MD

4:30     Preventing C-Difficile Spread in Outpatient HD – Erika D’Agata, MD, MPH

5:00     Depression on Dialysis: Any Tools of Trade? – Karli Kondo, MD

5:30     Dialysis Symptoms: Exercising Some Control – Clara Bohm, MD, MPH, FRPC

6:00     Adjourn

Innovative Approaches in Nutritional Management of CKD

12:30-2:00 pm

Innovative Approaches in Nutritional Management of CKD

12:30    Potassium Homeostasis in CKD – Biff Palmer, MD

1:00     Plant-based Diet and Mortality in Dialysis Patients – Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, PhD

1:30     Pearls for Managing Hyperkalemia with Newer Potassium Binders – Roberto Pecoits Filho, MD

2:00     Break

Palliative Care in Nephrology 

Palliative Care in Nephrology

Moderator: Mary Beth Callahan, ACSW/LCSW-APHSW-C

12:30-2:00

12:30     What, When and How of Palliative Care for Adults with Kidney Disease – Debra Hain, PhD, ARNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, FNKF

1:00     Delivering Palliative Care in Dialysis: It’s a Team Effort – LaVonne Burrows, MSN, RN

1:20     A Family Member’s Perspective on Palliative Care – Sue Shirk and Marcos Rothstein, MD

1:40     Q and A

2:00     Break

Anemia of CKD

12:30-2:00 pm

Anemia of CKD

Moderator: Jeffrey Berns, MD

12:30    Functional Iron Deficiency: Do We Understand it Better in 2022? – Jodie Babitt, MD

1:00     Oral vs. Iron Therapy in CKD: Have We Advanced our Understanding? – Csaba Covesdy, MD, FASN

1:30     HIF-PH Inhibitors: Do Specific Patient Sub-populations Matter? – Jay Wish, MD

2:00     Break

Caring for the Caretaker: Effective Strategies to Recruit and Maintain Staff in Dialysis

Caring for the Caretaker: Effective Strategies to Recruit and Maintain Staff in Dialysis

Joint Session with Renal Healthcare Association (RHA)

10:00-12:00

Moderator: Bridget, Pfaff, MS

This session will identify unique challenges in sustaining staff in the acute and outpatient dialysis facilities and recognize strategies on developing competence and confidence in the dialysis workforce.  Presentations will focus on hiring, orientation and training, engagement, and retention strategies.  Additionally, the session will discuss the impact the pandemic has had on mental health as we continue to deal with the aftermath as well as identify coping strategies in dealing with future disasters.

Topics:

  • Overview: Staffing Strategies in Dialysis – How to Hire and Get the Right People to Stay – Maria Regnier, MS, RN
  • Dialysis Staffing Strategies for Outpatient, Acute and Home Dialysis Facilities – Bridget Pfaff, MS
  • Navigating Staffing for Small and Rural Providers – Lynn Riesenberg
  • Impact of the Pandemic and Strategies to Support the Mental Health of Staff in Dialysis – Julie Williams, BSA

Vascular Access

Vascular Access

4:00-6:00pm

Moderator: Loay Salman, MD

4:00     Snuffbox AVF- A Debate – Pro/Con

Pro – Viraj Pandit MD, RPVI

Con – Tan Tze-Woei, MD

4:40     Vascular Access Preservation Strategy in AKI – Tushar Vachharajan, MD

5:10     Cannulating Endovascular Accesses – Neghae Mawla, MD, FASDIN

5:25     Role of Ultrasound in Guiding Difficult Access Cannulation – Vandana Dua Niyyar, MD, FNKF

6:00     Adjourn

 

How Successful are Transitional Units?

A Panel Presentation and Discussion on Transitional Care Dialysis

10:00-12:00

Moderators: Prayus Tailor, MD, and Brendan Bowman, MD

Speakers: Prayus Tailor, MD, Stacy Cigliana RN, Vanessa Evans, Brendan Bowman, MD, Chelsea Roman

Topics:

·       Transitional Care/Start Dialysis: Overview

·       Operational Issues: Models and Curriculum Delivery

·       Outcomes

·       The Role of TCU in Value-based Payment Models

Dialysis Treatment Life Plan

Dialysis Treatment Life Plan

4:00-6:00pm

Moderator: Kunal Malhotra, MD

4:00     From CKD Management to Dialysis – Incremental CKD Treatment Plan – Mariana Murea, MD, FASN

4:30     Preservation of Residual Renal Function: How Significant Is This? – Yoshitsugu Obi, MD

5:00     Overcoming Patients’ Resistance to Increasing Dialysis – Thomas Golper, MD

5:30     How to Operationalize Dialysis Facilities to Accommodate Varying Dialysis Schedules – Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, PhD

6:00     Adjourn