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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:
- State two reasons for the need to periodically revise the K/DOQI guidelines.
- Describe two instances of contemplated changes to achieve best nursing practice in central venous catheter care.
- 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
Debbie Brouwer, RN
Education and Development Specialist
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Allegheny General Hospital
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
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
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
FACULTY DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS
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.
educational activity may contain discussion of published
investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by
The American Nephrology Nurses' Association, and HDCN do not
recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled
Please refer to the official prescribing information for
product for discussion of approved indications,
DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE:
have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired
to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional
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
on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product
information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.