April 7 - 10, 2017 | Marriott Wardman Park | Washington, DC

NETWORK with a community of nephrology nurses like you!

LEARN from experts about treatment trends and patient care innovations.

Preconference Workshops

Friday, April 7

A separate registration fee is required to attend a preconference workshop (see fees).

7:15 am - 1:15 pm

Preconference Workshop


Certification Review Course

5.75 CH, 2.0 Rx

Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN, Chair
Deborah Brooks, MSN, RN, APN-BC, CNN, CNN-NP
Jean Colaneri, ACNP-BC, CNN
Joanna Neumann, RN, CNN

This workshop will provide a comprehensive review of nephrology nursing, including nephrology concepts and treatment modalities, and is ideal for individuals preparing for certification in nephrology nursing.

7:30 am - 1:15 pm

Preconference Workshop


Acute Kidney Injury: Incidence, Etiology, and Management

5.5 CH

Barbara Odom, BSN, RN, CDN
Jiten Patel, MD
Caroline Steward, MSN, RN, APN-C, CCRN, CNN
Colleen Suprenant, PhD, MSN, RN
Nancy McAfee, MN, RN, CNN
Connie Lendt, RN

This workshop will cover the incidence, causes, assessment, and management of acute kidney injury (AKI). Topics will include sepsis, rhabdomyolysis, drug toxicity, electrolyte imbalances, hepatorenal and cardiorenal syndromes, and AKI in the pediatric population.

7:30 am - 1:15 pm

Preconference Workshop


Infection Prevention in Hemodialysis: Implementing Best Practices and Becoming an Infection Prevention Advocate

5.5 CH

Priti Patel, MD, MPH
Nicole Gualandi, MS/MPH, RN, CIC
Sally Hess, MPH, CIC

Learn about the essential elements required for a comprehensive infection prevention program, review recommended core practices, and participate in group activities designed to help you return to your facility ready to formulate a plan of action for infection prevention. A CDC Certificate of Course Participation will be awarded.

Offered through a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

7:30 am - 1:15 pm

Preconference Workshop


Discovering and Nurturing the Leader in You

5.5 CH

Susie Carswell, BSN, CNN, RN
Suzann VanBuskirk, BSN, RN, CNN

Every nephrology nurse is a leader. This workshop will review leadership traits as well as outcomes leaders achieve in the workplace, the nursing profession, and nephrology nursing by discovering their leadership skills and advocating for change.

7:30 am - 1:15 pm

Preconference Workshop


Improving Nursing Knowledge and Skills of Home Modalities

5.0 CH, 1.0 Rx

Kevin Griffiths, MD
Robert Lockridge, MD
Karen Thurman
Maurice Bryant

Gain knowledge, skills, and training to provide effective education to patients selecting a home modality.

Supported by an educational grant from NxStage Medical, Inc.

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