Vascular Access Cannulation for Home Dialysis

Vascular Access Cannulation for Home Dialysis

10:30 – 12:00

Moderator: Brent Miller, MD

10:30    Overview of Cannulation Techniques – Brent Miller, MD

10:50    Are Buttonholes Making a Comeback?  Maria Camilla Bermudez, MD

11:20    Cannulation Made Easy: Hands-on Demonstration – Michelle Carver, BSN, RN

12:00    Break

Workshop: Electrolyte Balance in PD Patients

Workshop: Electrolyte Balance in PD Patients

10:30-12:00

Moderator: Kunal Malhotra, MD

Speaker: Ramesh Khanna, MD

This is a case-based workshop focusing on electrolytes transport across the peritoneal membrane during PD exchanges. You will learn that the volume of ultrafiltration predominantly determines the extent of Na losses during an exchange, whereas potassium losses are predominantly determined by the total drain volume. In a PD exchange, electrolytes and base net loss or gain is determined by both their gradient between capillary blood and dialysis solution and the net ultrafiltration volume. Understanding these concepts will allow you to develop a physiology-based PD prescription, including the type of PD solution to be used, and appropriate prescription when dietary changes are made and what PD prescription changes should be made when residual kidney function is reduced or lost.  

Managing Clinical Challenges in Dialysis: Case-based Presentations

Managing Clinical Challenges in PD: Case-based Presentations

10:30-12:00

Moderator: Preethi Yerram, MD

10:30    PD Without Residual Renal Function: Should We Keep Going?  Shweta Bansal, MD, FASN

11:00    How to Start the Difficult Conversation:  When the PD Patient is Failing to Thrive – Peter Blake, MD, FRCPC, FRCPI

11:30    PD in Patients with Ascites – Nupur Gupta, MD

12:00    Adjourn

HD in Special Situations

HD in Special Situations

8:00-10:00

10:30    Approach to the Patient with Volume Overload and Intradialytic Hypotension – Michael Shoemaker-Moyle, MD

11:00    A Patient with Intradialytic Hypertension – TBD

11:30    A Pregnant Patient – Laura Hesemann MD

12:00    Adjourn

Peritonitis Management: Case-based Presentations

Peritonitis Management: Case-based Presentations

8:00-10:00

8:00     Prevention of Peritonitis: Best Practices – Matthew Rivara, MD

8:30     Treatment of Peritonitis: CAPD vs APD Patients – Vesh Srivatana, MD

9:00     Treatment of Relapsing and Recurring Peritonitis – Preethi Yerram, MD, FASN

9:30     When Should We Remove the PD Catheter? – Ramesh Khanna, MD

10:00    Break

PD Fundamentals: Case-based Presentations

PD Fundamentals: Case-based Presentations

8:00-10:00

8:00     How to Prescribe Incremental PD?   Brent Miller, MD

8:30     Management of the Patient with UF Failure – Vikram Aggarwal, MD

9:00     Personalizing PD Prescription: Use of Shared Decision Making and SONG-PD Outcomes – Daniil Shimonov, MD

9:30     The Role of Tidal PD in Current Clinical Practice – Nupur Gupta, MD, MPH

10:00    Break

Professional Empowerment Through Leadership

Professional Empowerment Through Leadership

Joint Session with Renal Healthcare Association (RHA)

8:00-10:00 am

Moderator: Julie Williams, BSA

8:00     Professional Networking and Mentorship – Bridget Pfaff, MS

8:30     Key Elements in Leadership Development – William Poirer, MBA, RN

9:00     Delegation: Is This an Essential Skill in Leadership – Caprice Vanderkolk, RN, MS, BC-NE

9:30     Interactive Discussion

10:00    Break

Acute Kidney Injury

Acute Kidney Injury

8:00-10:00

8:00     Dialysis Dependent AKI: Conveyer Belt vs Personalized Care?  Charuhas Thakar, MD

8:45     Delivery and Triaging of Dialysis for AKI in Satellite Dialysis Centers – Ian McCoy, MD

9:30     Discussion

10:00    Adjourn

The Nephrology Workforce: Problems and Potential Solutions

The Nephrology Workforce: Problems and Potential Solutions

4:30-5:45

Moderator: LaVonne Burrows, MS, RN

4:30     Implications of Nephrology Workforce Shortage for Dialysis Patient Care – Andrew Webb, DNP, FNP

4:50     Panel Discussion: Strategies to Overcome Staffing and Personnel Issues

Discussion will focus on potential solutions to staffing shortage and rapid turnover including time management, utilization of non-nursing staff in home programs, creative patient education strategies, etc.

Panelists:  Sharon Ayers, RN; Joanna Neumann, BSN, RN; Myra Becker, RN, CDN

5:30     Adjourn