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