Saturday, October 8

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration Open

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Optional Hands-On Workshops (040-060)

Separate registration fee required (see fees).


Vascular Access: What’s New?

1.5 CH

Lillian Pryor, MSN, RN, CNN
Sandra Bodin, MA, RN, CNN
Michelle Gilliland, MSN, RN, CNN
Michele Inglese, MSN, RN

“Stick me here.” In the back of your mind you know that is not right. Learn more about vascular access assessment, new accesses, and why the differences are important.


The Aging Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease

1.5 CH

Kathryn Daniel, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC

What is normal in the older adult? What isn’t? Changes happen as we age, but being able to identify abnormal changes in the geriatric population can help them and us to grow older gracefully.


Hemodynamic Monitoring

1.5 CH

Anna Rogers, MBA/HCM, BSN, RN, CNN

Can you believe it? Now, providers can determine how much weight to remove and how quickly to remove it with equipment that assists us in ensuring that we do not “stun” patients. What have we learned and how can this information be used to improve patient care? Find out more in this workshop featuring case studies.

9:45 am - 11:15 am

Opening General Session


Supporting the Second Victim, the Nurse

1.5 CH

Susan Scott, PhD, RN, CPPS

An error has occurred in the dialysis unit. The patient was hospitalized. The nurse who made the error has not been back to the unit since. While patient safety has become a number one priority, humans make mistakes, and the second victim suffers shame, embarrassment, and disgrace for making an unintentional mistake. How do we support a culture where we examine the processes that led to the problem – rather than blame one person when anyone could have made that mistake?

12:00 nn - 1:30 pm

Lunch / Symposium


Improving Patient Outcomes in CKD-MBD: Individualized Management and Enhanced Patient Engagement

1.0 CH, 1.0 Rx

Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi US

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (111-114)


Pregnancy and the Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease

1.25 CHHT

Madeline Pahl, MD

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have had successful pregnancies and healthy babies. Learn more about the care and concepts behind supporting a pregnant mother with CKD.


Landmark SPRINT Trial on Hypertension Management: Where Do We Go from Here?

1.25 CH1.25 RxAP

Wendy St. Peter, PharmD, FCCP, FASN, FNKF

And so went JNC-8, right? Learn about this new trial on hypertension and how it will impact prescribing practices.


Who’s Next? Succession Planning


Judy Kauffman, MSN, RN, CNN

I got it from Sandy who got it from Paul who got it from Ernestine – the chair position that is. How do we successfully plan to not be in charge – and seek someone to lead who will one day replace us? Or, how do we find that gem at the right time?


Pediatrics and Quality Improvement Benchmarks

1.25 CHRN

Glenda Harbert, RN, CNN, CPHQ

The tiniest population deserves our best guidelines and care. Until now, the focus of quality has been on the adult patient, but kids need quality care, too. Learn about new quality improvement benchmarks for pediatrics.

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions (121-124)


Substance Abuse, Addictive Personality

1.25 CHHT

Susan Crosland, MSN, RN

“Please, can I have just one more prescription for pain meds?” How do we manage these patients and learn when pain medications have become a problem?


Diabetes 2016: Facts and Interventions on Diabetes Mellitus

1.25 CH1.25 RxAP

Betsy Dokken, PhD, NP, CDE

Dr. Dokken returns. Learn from the expert about newer medications and treatment options for individuals with diabetes mellitus.


Leadership and Learning Styles: Do They Matter?


Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CNE

What type of learner are you? Do you need to read the information or actually “do” something to learn? Knowing how to teach and educate others can improve outcomes for your team.


Peritonitis Treatment Strategies

1.25 CH1.25 RxRN

Beth Piraino, MD

Peritonitis is a diagnosis that has patients febrile and in pain. Learn about the various risk factors and types of peritonitis as well as the most appropriate treatment strategies.

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Exhibits Open / Reception in Exhibit Hall

Plan your time in the exhibit hall and meet with companies about their products and services. Click here to view the exhibitor listing/floorplan.

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