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.

Volume Management 

4:00-6:00 pm 

Volume Management 

  • Volume Assessment in PD vs HD –Differences
    • Timing of Volume Assessment- Pre vs Post HD, PD pts full vs empty abdomen, body mass composition- lean vs fat mass, Extra vs Intra cellular water content 
  • Are Biomarkers Useful in Volume Control? 
  • Role of Bioimpedance in Volume Control

An Update on AKI 

12:30-2:00 pm

An Update on AKI 

  • Sepsis Related AKI in Covid 19: How Is It Different?
  • Anticoagulation Strategies in CRRT for Covid 19 Patients
  • CRRT in Patients on ECMO  
  • Controversies in AKI: Takeaways from the 2020 KDIGO Conference