In addition to the live sessions featured during the virtual conference program, the following sessions will be pre-recorded and available on demand.
SGLT-2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease
Tracy Anderson-Haag, PharmD, BCPS
SGLT-2 inhibitors, a relatively new classification of medications used primarily in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, also have implications for use in individuals with chronic kidney disease. Learn more about SGLT-2 inhibitors, dosing for patients with renal disease, possible side effects, cost, and potential funding sources for renal patients who may benefit from treatment with these medications.
Human Trafficking: Moving Beyond Complacency
This session will address the status of human trafficking in the United States and how behavioral intelligence can be used to identify victims. Learn how healthcare professionals can help to identify and report human trafficking in order to protect and assist victims of this crime.
What Your Chronic Kidney Disease Patient Is Afraid to Ask, but Really Wants to Know about Male and Female Sexual Dysfunction
Jeffrey Albaugh, PhD, APRN, CUCNS, CNS
Sexual dysfunction is common in men and women with chronic kidney disease. This session will review sexual issues that may impact individuals with kidney disease, tips for discussing this potentially sensitive topic with patients, and treatment options and resources for male and female sexual dysfunction.
ESKD Home Options Sooner Rather than Later
Molly Cahill, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CNN
The 2019 Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health set an ambitious goal for increasing home dialysis in the end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patient population. This session will examine best practices for early referral for home dialysis following a review of current renal replacement therapy status. Current strategies and future opportunities for increasing home dialysis options will be explored.
Conducting Research in Nephrology: How to Get Started
Sandra Cupples, PhD, RN, FAAN
If you are interested in learning how to start a research project, this session is for you! After reviewing the history of landmark nursing research and how it has shaped our profession, Dr. Cupples will provide tips for developing a research project and discuss the necessary resources for conducting nursing research.
Venous Thromboembolic Disease in Chronic Kidney Disease
Carol Ballew, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCTC, CHFN
Learn more about the incidence and risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in chronic kidney disease. Discussion will include diagnostic evaluations to determine VTE, therapeutic management (both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic), and medications with renal dosing considerations.
Workplace Violence in the Healthcare Setting
Barbara Odom, BSN, RN, CDN
While under 20% of all workplace injuries happen to healthcare workers, healthcare workers suffer 50% of all assaults. These numbers continue to rise and could play a significant role in the future of nursing. If the issue of workplace violence is not addressed and strategies put in place to reduce the risks nurses face, then more nurses will leave the profession – either as a result of their own trauma, or from indirect trauma as a result of witnessing an assault on a coworker. This session will define workplace violence in the healthcare setting and focus on prevalence and prevention strategies. It will also cover employee rights and offer numerous resources nurses can take back to their employers for designing and implementing a workplace violence prevention program.
Nurse Burnout and Prevention Strategies
Angela Kurosaka, DNP, RN, CNN, CCM, NEA-BC
Burnout has affected nurses for years and 2020 has certainly amplified the stress of nurses caring for patients. This session will explore types of burnout and strategies to help manage and prevent nurse burnout.
The Impact of Nursing Shortages on Staffing Ratios
Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, PhD, RN, FAAN
This session will review the anticipated need for nurses in the healthcare system in the midst of a growing nursing shortage. The impact of the shortage on staffing in nephrology and strategies to decrease that deficit will be explored. A highlight will be a discussion of the driving forces in the nephrology nursing shortage, such as staffing ratios, increased acuity, and loss of experienced nurses.