Friday, October 9

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

Kim Alleman, MS, APRN, FNP-C, CNN-NP
Lucy Todd, MSN, ACNP-BC, CNN
Lisa Koester, MS, ANP, CNN-NP

This workshop offers information for all RNs as they seek to educate patients as well as other professionals about the various treatment modalities for patients with kidney disease. Discussion will focus on the basic principles, benefits, risks, and decision points associated with each treatment option, including transplant, chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, chronic cyclical peritoneal dialysis, in-center hemodialysis, and home hemodialysis. In addition, a panel will address patient readiness and modality selection using case studies.


APN Toolbox

6.0 CH

Gerald Groggel, MD, FACP
Rita Dello Stritto, PhD, RN, CNS, ENP, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Linda Wick, MS, CNP, CHFN
Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

This workshop features a toolbox of tips and resources for nurse practitioners. Experts will cover a variety of topics, including urine microscopy and what the results tell you about your patient and formulating a plan of care; chest x-ray interpretation and implications for patient care; interpreting and using echograms to design a care plan; and biomarkers used to determine pathologic processes and their significance in the context of chronic kidney disease.


Issues in Management

6.0 CH

Glenda Payne, MS, RN, CNN
Donna Bednarski, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN, CNP
Toros Kapoian, MD
Candice Halinski, NP-C

If you need assistance in making your way through the current Quality Incentive Program (QIP) measures as well as those established for 2016 and proposed for 2017, this workshop is for you! Experts will discuss the QIP and the program scores that are necessary to avoid penalties, which will be invaluable as you work to ensure quality at your outpatient centers and improve patient outcomes. The ESRD Seamless Care Organization (ESCO) initiative as well as the chronic care disease (or case management) model for chronic kidney disease also will be described and analyzed.

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration Open

Optional Hands-On Workshops (040-060)

Separate registration fee required (see fees).


Vascular Access

1.25 CH

Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN

  • Relate assessment findings to each type of vascular access.
  • Demonstrate safe cannulation techniques for each type of vascular access.


Blood Volume Monitoring

1.25 CH.5 Rx

Judy Kauffman, MSN, RN, CNN
Susan Fallone, MS, RN, CNN

  • Discuss physiologic elements of blood volume monitoring.
  • Demonstrate use of blood volume monitoring.
  • Determine the need for adjustment in therapy based on results of blood volume monitoring.


Pulmonary Assessment

1.25 CH

Monee Carter-Griffin, DNP, RN, ARNP-BC

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

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