6:45 am - 7:15 am
7:15 am - 9:00 am
Early Bird Session
Jessica Ortwine, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID
Learn more about the antimicrobial stewardship program, a coordinated effort to promote the appropriate use of antimicrobials (including antibiotics), reduce microbial resistance, decrease the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms, and improve patient outcomes.
9:15 am - 10:30 am
Concurrent Sessions (311-314)
Global Partnerships in Nursing: The Rwandan Context
Billy Rosa, MS, RN, LMT, AHN-BC, ACPCNP-BC, CCRN-CMC
Mr. Rosa will discuss his personal experience providing nursing education in Rwanda, how nursing and nursing education differs from the United States, and opportunities for building cross-cultural/transnational professional relationships.
Differentiation of Glomerular Diseases and Their Diagnoses
Kamalanathan Sambandam, MD
There are a number of diseases that affect the glomeruli, and these diseases cannot be treated similarly. This session will provide tips to assess the full spectrum of a patient’s presentation (instead of assuming that diabetes is the cause), and review the general principles of treatment for patients with glomerular diseases.
CMS Survey Readiness
Gail Dewald, BSN, RN, CNN
As clinicians, we are aware of the need to always be prepared for a visit from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to demonstrate that our facility is providing quality patient care. This session will provide tips for survey readiness, including keeping up with changes in the survey process and identifying tools and resources.
An Investigation of Patient Hand-Off in Nephrology Nurse Practice Settings: Stop, Look, and Listen
Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN
This session will explore the ways information is exchanged between nurses and health care providers during patient hand-off in nephrology practice settings with attention to challenges presented by the hand-off process.
10:45 am - 12:00 nn
Concurrent Sessions (321-324)
Complications of Vascular Access
Regina Butler, BSN, RN, CNN
This session will review complications associated with central venous catheters, the importance of early arteriovenous (AV) access, and complications associated with maintaining an AV fistula.
Management of the Older Transplant Recipient
Mara McAdams-Demarco, PhD
This session will identify potential issues related to care of older kidney transplant recipients (cognitive function, cardiovascular disease, frailty, medications) and strategies to address these issues.
Acute Kidney Injury in the Chronic Unit
Denise Murcek, MSN, APRN, CNN
Bonnie Greenspan, MBA, BSN, RN
This session will discuss the policy that allows patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) to receive treatment in outpatient dialysis facilities and the essential monitoring requirements and interventions for successful care of AKI patients in this setting.
Kamalanathan Sambandam, MD
This session will provide an overview of the pharmacology of diuretics and the mechanisms and management of diuretic resistance.