Friday, September 21

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Registration Open

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Preconference Continental Breakfast

Available for registrants of sessions 010, 020, and 030.

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Optional Preconference Workshops (010-030)

Separate registration fee required (see fees). Lunch is on your own.


Pharmacology Update for Advanced Practitioners

6.0 CH6.0 Rx

Carol Ballew, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCTC, CHFN
E. Monee Carter-Griffin. DNP, RN, ACNP-BC
Kristin Larson, MSN, RN, ANP, GNP, CNN
Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

This workshop will provide an overview of considerations for practitioners when prescribing medications for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Infection treatment agents, pain relievers, biologic mediators, and anticoagulants and the potential effects on kidney function in CKD patients will be addressed.


Structures and Practices to Promote and Support Nurse Managers

6.0 CH

Sharon Bragg, DNP, RN, CNN
Judy Kauffman, DNP, MSN, RN, CNN
Jennifer Payton, MHCS, BSN, RN, CNN
Kathryn Ward, DNP, MSN, RN, PHCNS-BC

This workshop will provide valuable information and resources for nurse managers. Topics include how to assess leadership skills and establish goals to evaluate accomplishments; methods to manage stress and avoid burnout; how to create a plan for achieving work-life balance while being an effective leader; and the importance of emotional intelligence and transformational leadership in the managerial role.


Clinical Focus: Assessing and Managing Challenging Issues

6.0 CH6.0 Rx

Christine Chmielewski, MS, CRNP, CNN-NP, APRN-BC
Jane Davis, DNP, RN, ANP-BC Debra Hain, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, FNKF
Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CNE

This workshop will provide clinicians tools to effectively assess and manage concomitant conditions in patients with chronic kidney disease. Anxiety and depression, blood stream infections, chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes will be addressed.

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