Best Nursing Practices for Central Venous Hemodialysis Catheters

ANNA Satellite Symposium
April 2003
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Central Venous Hemodialysis Catheters
Arif Asif, MD
Nursing Considerations for Hemodialysis Catheter Care and Maintenance
Debbie Brouwer, RN
Use of Thrombolytic Therapy in Hemodialysis
Lesley Dinwiddie, MSN, RN, FNP, CNN

Activity Purpose or Goal:
Increase the knowledge base of those caring for hemodialysis patient requiring central venous hemodialysis catheters.

After participating in this program, the learner should be able to:
  1. State two reasons for the need to periodically revise the K/DOQI guidelines.
  2. Describe two instances of contemplated changes to achieve best nursing practice in central venous catheter care.
  3. List two indications for thrombolytic therapy in central venous catheters.
Arif Asif, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Interventional Nephrology
University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Debbie Brouwer, RN
Education and Development Specialist
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburg, PA

Lesley Dinwiddie, MSN, RN, FNP, CNN
Independent Consultant for Vascular Access

The series of talks is approved for 1.7 Contact Hours by the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) .
Date of Original Release: April, 2003
CE Credit Eligible Through: September, 2004
Contact Hours/Completion Time: 1.7
Target Audiences: Nephrology nurses and technicians.
Method of participation: Listen to the talk, read the PubMed abstracts linked to data slides and talk references, take the post-test, read the linked abstracts in the post-test, answer feedback material.

Chronic kidney disease affects 30-40 million Americans, of whom several hundred thousand require renal replacement therapy. These selected lectures will allow nephrology nurses, pharmacists, and technicians to obtain up-to-date information about issues related to care of renal patients.

This continuing education activity is based on a Satellite Symposium which took place at the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) 2003 Annual Meeting, and is approved by ANNA, East Holley Avenue, Box 56, Pitman, New Jersey 08071-0056, an accredited approver by the American Nurse Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA). ANNA is an approved provider of CE to nursing by the California Board of Registered Nursing, BRN Provider No. 00910, the Alabama Board of Nursing, BRN Provider No. PO324, and the Kansas State Board of Nursing, Provider No. LT0148-0738. This course offering is applicable for RN and LPN licensure in Kansas. Licensees in the states of CA, AL, and KS must retain this certificate for four years after the CE activity is completed. Other mandatory CE states may have different record keeping requirements. Please be aware of your state's procedure.

The activity provider is HDCN, 15W560 89th St., Hinsdale, IL 60527.

The American Nephrology Nurses' Association, as well as HDCN have conflict of interest policies that require course faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials. It is not assumed that these financial interests or affiliations will have an adverse impact on faculty presentations; they are simply noted here to fully inform participants.

A. Asif discloses no financial conflicts of interest having to do with the material being discussed.
D. Brouwer discloses no financial conflicts of interest having to do with the material being discussed.
L. Dinwiddie discloses no financial conflicts of interest having to do with the material being discussed.
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by FDA. The American Nephrology Nurses' Association, and HDCN do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech Inc.
This activity has been planned and produced in accordance with CE Guidelines and Policies.
This educational activity is based on an official ANNA satelltie symposium, but the program was not planned by the ANNA Program Committee.