7:00 am ‐ 1:00 pm
7:00 am – 7:45 am
7:45 am ‐ 9:15 am
Glenda Payne, MS, RN, CNN
How will bundling of payments impact outpatient centers? What are the components, and how do they impact the care that nephrology nurses want to provide to their patients? The impact of the Quality Incentive Program (QIP) on dialysis centers, patient services, and care as well as on the daily lives of nephrology nurses will be analyzed. Determine if the strategies suggested can lead to improvements in your center.
Lesley Dinwiddie, MSN, RN, FNP, CNN
Providing patients with the ability to care for their vascular accesses can be daunting for the average dialysis facility. Statistics show that patients who have more control over their care have improved outcomes. Learn about the benefits of a self‐care access program and the development of a model to provide educational components to patients, and explore the benefits of implementing a self‐care access program in your facility.
Lisa Zokas Kindy, JD
As nurses and advanced practice nurses, malpractice is one of those "never" issues. We certainly do our best to provide optimal care for our patients. What happens when they do not agree? Negligence, malpractice — how does our name as a nurse get tangled up in this foreign world? Listen to the latest trends from research related to malpractice claims against nurses and APNs and how you can best protect yourself against being deposed, the first step in the legal process.
Gerald Groggel, MD, FACP
Reading the literature, you would think that as nephrology professionals, we cannot make up our minds. "Start a patient early for the best outcomes" or "start a patient as late as possible to improve their mortality." What do you believe? Listen to a discussion of the different opinions regarding this controversial issue.
9:30 am ‐ 11:00 am
Thomas DuBose, MD
Medical homes are becoming well known. This session explores the concepts and background behind the development of medical homes. Are there benefits to this type of service for individuals with CKD? Explore ideas for integration of the concepts of patient‐centered medical homes and nephrology clinical settings.
Steven Guest, MD
Your patient has selected peritoneal dialysis (PD) as their modality of choice. Knowing the latest implantation strategies and common complications can be important to a successful start for the new PD patient. This session will explore how to triage complications in the new acute PD start as well as how to resolve these issues.
Brent Miller, MD
A patient seen in the emergency room didn't know they needed dialysis. The nephrologist is called, and a central venous catheter is placed. Is this the best strategy? Is this just doing what we have always done and expecting different outcomes? What are the best practices to implement in the care of the patient who is new to dialysis? What are other centers doing to decrease this initial central venous catheter conundrum?
Lori Huebert, BSN, RN
Childhood CKD has an impact on individuals transitioning to adult care settings. This session will focus on the impact of CKD on growth and development as well as explore options to provide the patient and the family with coping strategies and in‐center support as the child and family transition from a pediatric care unit to an adult care setting.
11:15 am ‐ 12:45 pm
Closing Session1.5 CH
Barb Bancroft, MSN, RN, PNP
Barb presents a lively and humorous look at the wonderful world of nursing. She shares her 30+ years of experience by weaving tales from yesteryear with current nursing and medical progress. Barb's best bets for maintaining an exciting and fulfilling nursing career will have you laughing your way to another healthy and prosperous year in the nursing profession.