Nursing Workshop 

4:00-6:00 pm

Nursing Workshop 

  • Strategies to Obtain Accurate Kinetic Measurements in PD Patients
    • How to Get Patients to Bring Samples 
    • How to Address Discrepancy in Volume Measurement  
  • How to Get Them to Bring Home Records
  • How to Keep Patients Safe When They Don’t Follow Recommendations

The ESKD Patient in the Dialysis Unit

4:00-6:00 pm

The ESKD Patient in the Dialysis Unit

  • How to Make a Difference in Reducing Hospital Readmissions?  
  • Preventing Covid in ESKD Patients by Vaccination- What Is the Data?
  • Depression on Dialysis: Any Tools of Trade? 
  • Dialysis Symptoms: Exercising Some Control

Palliative Care in Nephrology 

12:30-2:00 pm

Palliative Care in Nephrology 

  • What, When and How of Palliative Care for Kidney Patients (When to approach patients, who should do it)
  • Delivering Palliative Care in Dialysis: It’s a Team Effort 
    • Palliative vs Hospice Care:  What Is the Difference?
  • A Family Member’s Perspective on Palliative Care

Managing Anemia in CKD

10:00-12:00 pm

Managing Anemia in CKD 

  • Iron Therapy in Dialysis Patients: Risks vs Benefits 
  • Looking Beyond Ferritin and T Sat for Managing Iron Administration 
  • Developing Metrics for QOL in Anemia Management 
  • HIF inhibitors: Does Specific Patient Subpopulation Matter?

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

10:00-12:00 pm

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

Joint Session with Renal Healthcare Association (RHA)

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.

Vascular Access

10:00-12:00 pm

Vascular Access

  • Effective Troubleshooting – When to Refer, When to Notify
  • Cannulating Endovascular Accesses
  • Role of Ultrasound in Guiding Difficult Access Cannulation

How Successful are Transitional Care Units? 

10:00-12:00 pm

How Successful are Transitional Care Units? 

  • Transitional Units: Have They Improved Outcomes for Patients New to Dialysis?  
  • Effective Use of Transitional Units 
  • Barriers (Physician buy-in, staffing)
  • Making Transitional Units Financially Feasible

Dialysis Treatment Life Plan

4:00-6:00 pm

Dialysis Treatment Life Plan 

  • From CKD Management to Dialysis – Incremental Dialysis Plan 
  • Preservation of Residual Renal Function: How Significant Is This?
  • Overcoming Patients’ Resistance to Increasing Dialysis 
  • How to Operationalize Dialysis Facilities to Accommodate Varying Dialysis Schedules