Friday, October 10

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration Open for Preconference Workshops

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 Full-Day Preconference Workshops (010-030)

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


The RN as Educator

6.0 CH

Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN
Lisa Koester, MSN, ANP, CNN-NP
Joseph Lee, MD
Frank Kriger, MD, PhD

This workshop offers information for all RNs – those who educate other professionals as well as patients. Ever feel like you keep repeating yourself when providing patient education? Want to know how to teach patients about home hemodialysis (and the differences between in-center and home dialysis)? How do we make the transition with patients to consider peritoneal dialysis first? All of these questions will be answered. In addition, Dr. Beth Ulrich will discuss the details of the Patient Safety Culture Survey recently performed and the impact of those issues on dialysis centers and nursing staff members


Primer for APN Nephrology Practice or CNN-NP Certification Preparation

6.0 CH 1.5 Rx

Debra Castner, MSN, APNc, CNN
Denise Murcek, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CNN-NP
Kim Alleman, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP

This workshop is a primer for APN practice and review for the NP certification exam. It will include a review of the blueprint for nephrology nursing practice, ensuring that you have all of the knowledge needed to successfully complete the exam or begin to practice. With a keen eye on building your nephrology base, this workshop offers a broader approach to include the advanced practice nurse.


Issues in Management

6.0 CH

Judith Kari, MSSW, ACSW, LISCW
Teri Spencer, RN, AD
Kelly Frank, BSN, RN
Glenda Payne, MS, RN, CNN

It's here! The ESRD Core Survey. What will it include? How does it impact your center? What can a facility do to prepare effectively for this new process? Listen as experts from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and individuals who worked extensively on project development explain the new process, and how you as a manager can succeed at improving your dialysis processes of care that impact patient safety.

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration Open

Optional Hands-On Workshops (050-070)

Separate registration fee required (see fees). Because of the hands-on nature of these workshops, sessions 050 and 070 are limited to 25 participants.


Cardiac Assessment: A Heartbeat and What It Can Tell You

1.25 CH

Paul St. Laurent, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC

  • Describe the elements of a cardiovascular assessment in a patient with CKD.
  • Demonstrate a cardiovascular assessment.
  • Differentiate normal from abnormal findings.


Sample Test Question Review for the CNN-NP Certification Exam

1.25 CH

Kim Alleman, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP

  • Analyze sample questions for the advanced practice nephrology nursing certification exam.

Note: This workshop complements 020: Primer for APN Nephrology Practice or CNN-NP Certification Preparation.


Let's Get Sticking: Management of the New Arteriovenous Fistula

1.25 CH

Helen Hartley, BSN, RN, CNN
Melissa Herman, BSN, RN
Kristin Boyette, RN

  • Describe the required elements of a fistula assessment.
  • Review the various techniques and tools available for assessment.
  • Demonstrate a thorough fistula assessment.

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